Motilium (Domperidone) is an orally transmitted prescription medication that comes in tablet form. This medication is mainly used to alleviate symptoms patients are suffering from due to stomach disorders by promoting the movements in the digestive system. In some cases, Motilium (domperidone) may be helpful in offsetting certain symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting, that patients may experience while taking certain medications.
Motilium (domperidone) should be taken exactly the way your doctor instructs you. In most cases, this medication is taken orally half an hour prior to food consumption and right before bed. Do not attempt to take this medication more than instructed to, as doing this will not speed up recovery. Rather, an increased chance of developing side effects may occur.
It is imperative that you notify your doctor of your extensive medical history, with emphasis on certain conditions such as breast cancer, and allergies. It is recommended to not consume alcohol during your treatment with Motilium (domperidone), or alcohol consumption should be kept to a minimum. If you are currently pregnant, it must be clear that Motilium (domperidone) is absolutely needed for you to use this medication. A benefit to risk analysis should be done alongside your doctor. This medication should not be used if you are breastfeeding an infant, as Motilium (domperidone) is known to limit the production of breast milk and pass through breast milk. This could be potentially a safety concern for the nursing infant, so using this medication while breastfeeding is highly recommended against.
At the start of your treatment, your body may take some time to adjust to Motilium (domperidone). You may experience some common side effects for the first few days such as:
If any of these symptoms do not reside or becomes unbearable, contact your doctor as soon as possible. It is also important to mention to your doctor if you notice:
How should I store my medication?
Motilium(domperidone) should be stored in a cool and dark environment out of the reach of young children and pets. A bathroom medicine cabinet is not a recommended storage location for this medication.
Is there any testing that needs to be done while I’m on treatment?
In some cases, your doctor may deem it necessary to monitor you regularly to check for adverse side effects you may experience while taking Motilium(domperidone).