Domperidone Tablets

Domperidone is an antiemetic drug, which helps treat symptoms of nausea and vomiting. It can also help with symptoms of stomach cramps, heart burn and bloating by increasing the contractions within the stomach muscles and help with digestion of food.

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What is Domperidone?

Domperidone is an anti nausea medication also known as an antiemetic drug which has multiple uses. The most common use is to alleviate symptoms of nausea and vomiting caused by migraines, stress, food poisoning and viruses. It also increases the motility of the stomach and intestine by tightening the muscles at the top of the stomach, and relaxing the muscles at the bottom, helping the stomach to empty quickly and ease symptoms of stomach cramps, bloating and heartburn.

Occasionally Domperidone is also prescribed unlicensed to lactating women to increase milk production during breast feeding. However please note that Access Doctor only prescribes Domperidone for treating symptoms of nausea and vomiting in adults.

Domperidone uses

Domperidone is primarily used to help overcome symptoms of nausea and vomiting, but can also be used to increase the motility of the smooth muscles in the stomach and the gastro-intestinal tract to help with symptoms of stomach cramps, bloating and heart burn.

Occasionally Domperidone can also be prescribed to help stimulate milk production in lactating women.

Access Doctor's online service will only prescribe Domperidone for the sole purpose of treating symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

Domperidone mechanism of action

Domperidone works by blocking the signals on the receptors in the brain which controls the feeling of sickness.

Additionally it also works as a gastric prokinetic agent, by increasing the motility of the muscles in the stomach and the intestine, and as a galactagogue which promotes lactation in women.

Domperidone dosage

Domperidone 10mg

One  10mg Domperidone tablet can be taken up to three times a day to help with symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

You should swallow Domperidone tablets whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the tablets.

Take the tablets between 15 and 30 minutes before you eat a meal, as and when required.

Most people find that their symptoms are cured within 3-4 days.

Do not take this medicine for longer than 7 days without speaking to your doctor.

Domperidone side effects

As with all medications, side effects can occasionally occur. Although uncommon, it is best to know which side effects are caused by Domperidone so that you can take action should it be necessary.

The most common side effect is that of dry mouth with 1 in 100 patients experiencing this when taking the medication. Other common side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Flushing

Rare side effects are the ones that require emergency medical attention if they occur.

This includes:

  • Chest pain (fast, irregular heartbeat or pulse)
  • Swelling of the face, lower legs or feet
  • Swelling of the mouth
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Swelling of the breasts in men and women
  • Discharge from the nipples in both men and women
  • Menstrual changes
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Loss of muscle control of balance

You should seek immediate medical attention should you experience any of these symptoms.

There may be an interaction between Domperidone and drugs such as antidepressants, antiarrythmics, certain antibiotics and antifungals, HIV and cancer medications, and other medications for the stomach.

Do not take grapefruit juice whilst taking Domperidone.

Domperidone in breastfeeding

Domperidone can increase the amount of breast milk produced by lactating women. Domperidone can be prescribed for this purpose in some instances, however at Access Doctor,  Domperidone is prescribed for the purpose of treating symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

Domperidone is present in small amounts in breast milk, and is not seen to be harmful to the baby if the mother is taking Domperidone.

How do I buy Domperidone online?

You can safely buy Domperidone to treat symptoms of nausea and vomiting from Access Doctor.

You will first need to complete our online medical consultation with our doctor to ensure that the treatment is right for you. The process is quick and easy, and once approved, the treatment will be sent out to you in the post.

Is there a limit to how many Domperidone tablets i am allowed to order at one time?

Access Doctor can only dispense a maximum of a 3-month supply of Domperidone in accordance with our safeguarding policy.

Precautions for Domperidone use

A european review has found that there are small but significant risks of domperidone use, and cardiac side effects. he higher risks were observed particularly in people older then 60 years, those taking daily domperidone doses of more then 30mg, and those taking QT-prolonging medication and enzyme inhibiting drugs such as some antibiotics at the same time as domperidone.

For indications other then nausea and vomiting, such as increasing lactation in breastfeeding women,the benefits were not considered to outweigh the cardiac risks.

Domperidone use should be restricted to anyone over the age of 60, and only used for short term purposes.

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