Domperidone General Information
Domperidone (generic name: domperidone; brand names include: Dombax / Vivadone / Motinorm / Costi) belongs to a group of medicines called dopamine antagonists.
Domperidone is used to treat the following conditions in adults:
Nausea and vomiting
Discomfort caused by a slow moving stomach known as gastroparesis (symptoms include not being able to finish a meal, a feeling of being "too full" or bloated after a meal, a loss of appetite, feeling sick and maybe vomiting, or belching without relief)
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Domperidone exactly as directed.
The usual dose in adults is one tablet three to four times a day, best taken 15 to 30 minutes before meals or food, and if necessary at bedtime. Domperidone is best taken 15 to 30 minutes before meals or food.
Sometimes your doctor may increase the dose to two tablets three to four times a day after you have taken Domperidone for 2 weeks.
You should not take more than a total of eight tablets in a single day. Your doctor may reduce the dose if you have kidney disease.
Your doctor may ask you to take Domperidone for up to 6 months.
Do not take medicines that neutralise stomach acid or medicines that reduce the production of stomach acid within 2 hours of taking Domperidone. This is because sufficient stomach acid is required to ensure that Domperidone is properly absorbed by the body.
Tell your doctor before taking Domperidone, if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have any serious medical conditions;
you are taking another medicine containing the active ingredient ketoconazole, fluconazole, voriconazole, amiodarone or an antibiotic containing erythromycin, clarithromycin or telithromycin;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: domperidone.