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domperidone - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

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Why do I need this medicine? Domperidone helps to relieve nausea and vomiting. It also helps to reduce the symptoms of stomach wind and bloated stomach. Domperidone is also used to relieve reflux disease (also known as "heartburn", in which food or acid from your stomach backs up into your mouth, leaving a sour or bitter taste).
How do I take this medicine? Take Domperidone exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take Domperidone on an empty stomach 15-30 minutes before meals.

Do not give Domperidone to children unless instructed by the doctor.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine? Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine? Alert your doctor if you have stomach problems (such as stomach bleeding or intestinal blockage) or prolactinoma (a tumour that releases a hormone called prolactin).

Alert your doctor if you have heart, liver or kidney disease, or if you have breast cancer.

Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Domperidone.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine? Let your doctor know if your stomach problems seem to be getting worse or if Domperidone does not seem to help.
What side effects could I experience? Side effects with Domperidone are not common, but may include headache and dry mouth.
Can I take this with other medicines? Alert your doctor quickly if you are taking any of the following medications:

- bromocriptine
- heart medicines, especially those used to control irregular heartbeat
- antidepressants known as MAOI, such as phenelzine, isocarboxazid
- other mood medicines such as mesoridazine, thioridazine
- painkillers such as codeine, morphine

Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow? Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine? Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on domperidone and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2012 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com



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