Motilium (Domperidone) belongs to a group of medications called dopamine antagonists. Motilium (Domperidone) helps treating slowed movement in the gastrointestinal tract associated with diabetes and gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining). This medication increases movement through the digestive system. Domperidone is also used to prevent stomach problems such as nausea and vomiting associated with certain medications used to treat Parkinson's disease. It works to improve symptoms by helping the stomach to empty more quickly and to reduce nausea.
Doctor's prescription is required to use this medicine.
Always use Motilium (Domperidone) as directed by your physician.
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Take this medication by mouth as prescribed usually 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime. Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed. Do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor. It is important that this medication be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Always use Motilium (Domperidone) exactly as directed by your doctor.
Before using Domperidone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or any other medications. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history. Tell your doctor about all the other prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking.
Due to safety concerns, this medication is not to be used by breast-feeding women to increase production of breast milk.
Limit your intake of alcoholic beverages.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
• Chest pain
• Slow/fast/irregular heartbeat
• Swelling of the feet or ankles
• Difficulty urinating
• Swelling of the breasts or discharge from the nipple in men or women
• Menstrual changes
• Sexual difficulties
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
• Dry mouth
• Irritability may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication
• Trouble sleeping
• Stomach cramps
• Hot flashes
• Leg cramps
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
What happens if I overdose?
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of reach of children.
Store at room temperature.
Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.