Motilium contains Domperidone as an active ingredient. You may use Domperidone for the treating of nausea and vomiting. The drug effectively treats discomfort that is caused by gastroparesis or slow moving stomach and is accompanied by such symptoms as feeling sick, feeling of being “too full”, loss of appetite, not being able to finish a meal, bloating and so on.
The medicine acts by affecting certain chemicals in the brain and this is how the feeling of vomiting and nausea are reduced.
If you think you may need Domperidone, use the med only if recommended by your doctor and read a medical guide before using the medicine.
Domperidone: contraindications and precautions
Do not use the med in case you:
•Are allergic to any of the components of the drug;
•Have severe belly cramps;
•Are using another meds for fungal infections containing voriconazole, fluconazole or ketoconazole as an active ingredient.
•Are diagnosed with liver disease;
•Have obstruction/bleeding/perforation in the intestines;
•Have persistent black stools;
•Suffer from prolactinoma (pituitary gland tumour);
•You are using any meds that have amiodarone as an active component.
If you need Domperidone, use the med only if allowed by a doctor, especially is you;
•Breast-feed a baby
•Are an expectant mother
•Have any heart conditions
•Suffer from kidney disorders
•Have liver disease
•Are diagnosed with breast cancer
•Are intolerant to lactose.
You should use Domperidone only when you are 100% sure the medicament won’t harm you. It is worth to remind that violating contraindications and precautions may result into developing of certain side effects.
Domperidone: administration and dosage
The dose you need depends on various factors such as the strength of the medication, the condition to be treated, a number of doses and so on. You should follow all the directions on the label. If you received other instructions from your healthcare provider, you should keep to them.
If you need Domperidone, buy the drug in a form that is more suitable for you to take. To treat gastrointestinal motility disorders an adult needs 10-20 mg 3-4 times a day. For the treating of vomiting and nausea a dose of 20 mg is usually taken 3-4times per day.
Avoid overdosing. Overdose may be accompanied with severe side effects. If you overdosed, seek medical help.
Domperidone: Side Effects
Before you use Domperidone, get know its possible side effects and the way you should respond to them.
Emergebcy medical attendance is required in case of an overdose, which has such symptoms as:
•difficulties in speaking,
•loss of muscle control,
•loss of balance.
Severe side effects that need medical attention include:
•loss of balance,
•swelling of any part of your body.
The following side effects usually do not require medical attention. Still, if you have some troubles or feel uncomfortable, you may ask a medical professional to help you reduce these symptoms:
•itching of skin;
•breast milk appears from the nipple;
•itching of the eyes;
•swelling of the breast in men;
•pain in the breast;
•change in appetite
•need to urinate
•difficulty in speaking
•loss of strength
If you have some other side effects that bother you, consult your healthcare professional.
Domperidone: drug interactions
If you need Domperidone, purchase the med only if you are sure you can safely use it. The drug may interact with some other medications. In some cases using several meds can’t be allowed, in other cases it may be required. In general, Domperidone may develop bad interactions with the following medications:
You may need a dosage adjustment or another treatment options to avoid the development of side effects. Some other meds may also interact with Domperidone. So before you use Domperidone, appeal to your medical specialist if you are using or recently have been using anything of the following:
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