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Domperidone 5 MG Suspension

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Domperidone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Domperidone 5 MG Suspension, a part of the dopamine antagonists group of drugs, prevents the tendency of vomiting and nausea in people suffering from gastrointestinal problems and also those who take certain medicines for Parkinson’s disease. The medicine tightens the muscles near the entrance of the stomach and relaxes the ones present at the exit. This action helps to speed up the passing of the food that you intake - from your stomach to your intestine, reducing the feeling of nausea and sickness, also preventing vomiting. It can also block, or reduce stimulation in the ‘vomiting centre’ of your brain, which will eventually reduce the feeling of nausea and vomiting.

Domperidone 5 MG Suspension is a part of the drug group known as dopamine antagonists. It can be used for treating the slow passage of food in your gastrointestinal tract, generally associated with gastritis or diabetes. For people suffering from this condition, Domperidone 5 MG Suspension can treat the symptoms of vomiting, nausea, bloating and feeling full. Apart from that, it can also prevent vomiting and nausea that is associated with Parkinson’s disease. The medication works by emptying your stomach quickly, reducing nausea. It also reduces or blocks stimulation in the part of the brain called the ‘vomiting centre’. The nerve messages coming from your gut will be suppressed and the feeling of nausea and vomiting is prevented. It is available in tablet or suspension form and has to be taken orally.

The usual dose of Domperidone 5 MG Suspension is 10 mg, which is generally taken 15-30 minutes prior to your meals. The maximum dose that is recommended for adults is 30 mg. The dose that would suit your body depends on your body weight, other medicines that you are currently taking and your health condition. Ensure that you take Domperidone 5 MG Suspension only in that amount as instructed by the doctor. In case you miss a dose, you can take it later. However, do not take two doses together to make up for the previous one that has been missed. Overdose can cause disorientation, light-headedness, losing muscle or balance control or difficulty in talking.

You are advised not to take Domperidone 5 MG Suspension if you have the following conditions:

  • An allergy to Domperidone 5 MG Suspension or any other ingredient of this medicine
  • Bleeding problems or blockage in your stomach or in the intestine
  • Tumour in the pituitary gland
  • Cardiac disease
  • Incorrect levels of magnesium, potassium or calcium in the blood
  • Severe/moderate liver impairment

The possible side effects of taking Domperidone 5 MG Suspension can be diarrhea, headache, migraine, dryness of the mouth or breast pain. These side effects are not very common and go away in a few days. If not, you can consult your doctor. Apart from these, you must seek medical attention at once and stop taking Domperidone 5 MG Suspension if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • Irregularity in heart beat
  • A feeling of dizziness or faintness
  • Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the throat or the face
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Discharge of breast milk from the nipple
  • Swelling of breasts in males

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

Nausea and vomiting

Domperidone 5 MG Suspension is used to treat or prevent nausea and vomiting which may be caused due to chemotherapy or digestive system disorder.

Gastric motility disorders

Domperidone 5 MG Suspension is also used in the treatment of gastric motility disorders which may include delayed or hastened emptying of stomach.
Domperidone 5 MG Suspension is not recommended for use in people having a known history of allergy to it.

Tumor of Pituitary gland

Domperidone 5 MG Suspension is not recommended for use in people having tumor of the pituitary gland.

Heart diseases

Domperidone 5 MG Suspension is not recommended for use in people having an active heart disease like Congestive Heart Failure.
In addition to its intended effect, Domperidone 5 MG Suspension may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet

Major Less Common

Difficulty in breathing

Major Common

Skin rash

Moderate Common

Convulsions

Moderate Common

Heart rhythm disorders

Major Rare

Disrupted menstrual cycle

Moderate Rare

Breast pain and tenderness

Moderate Less Common

Dry mouth

Moderate Common

Loss of libido

Moderate Less Common

Breast like growth in men

Moderate Rare

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts up to 6 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 to 60 minutes of administration.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. The effect of this medicine on the fetus is not clearly established and hence you are advised to consult a doctor before taking this medicine.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for use by breastfeeding mothers as there is a risk of side effects on the infant. You are advised to consult your doctors and consider the potential benefit and risks before consuming this medication.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Domperidone 5 MG Suspension , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Micro Labs Ltd
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd

Are there any missed dose instructions?

Skip the missed dose and resume with the next scheduled dose at the right time. The dose should not get doubled in an attempt to make up for the missed dose.

Are there any overdose instructions?

Contact your doctor if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include drowsiness, agitation, and convulsions and may be more prevalent in infants and children. Immediate medical attention including gastric lavage may be required in severe cases.

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Domperidone 5 MG Suspension attaches to the dopaminergic receptors without causing any release of the chemical dopamine. This in turn, facilitates gastric emptying and decreases small bowel transit time
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Kidney Disease

Moderate
Domperidone 5 MG Suspension should be used with caution if you are suffering from impaired kidney function. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring is advised, especially if the impairment is severe.

Liver Disease

Moderate
Domperidone 5 MG Suspension should be used with caution if you are suffering from impaired liver function. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring is advised, especially if the impairment is mild to moderate. For severe impairment, use of this medicine is not recommended.

Intestinal Disorders

Major
Domperidone 5 MG Suspension should be used with extreme caution in people having serious intestinal problems like internal bleeding, an obstruction or perforation of the stomach and intestine. Use of an alternate medicine is advised in such cases.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Tramadol

Major
Report the usage of Tramadol or any other medicine belonging to Opioid class to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring is advised in these cases.

Ketoconazole

Major
Report the use of Ketoconazole or any other anti-fungal medicine to the doctor. Co-administration of these medicines is not recommended as the risk of side effects are very high. Do not discontinue the use of any medication without consulting your doctor.

Erythromycin

Major
Report the use of Erythromycin to the doctor. Co-administration of these medicines is not recommended as the risk of side effects are very high. Do not discontinue the usage of any medication without consulting your doctor.

Bromocriptine

Moderate
Report the use of either of the medication to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment if these medicines are to be administered together. Do not discontinue the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

Cisapride

Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Co-administration of these medicines is not recommended and use of an alternative is suggested. Do not discontinue the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

Ques: what is Domperidone 5 MG Suspension used for?

Ans:

Domperidone 5 MG Suspension is a medication which is used for causes mentioned below:

Erosive esophagitis - it is used to treat swelling and severe ulcers of esophagus caused by serious acidity.

Gastro-duodenal ulcers - Domperidone 5 MG Suspension is a medication used to treat gastric(stomach) and duodenal(small intestine) ulcers. it can also be used to treat ulcers caused by stress.

Zollinger-ellison syndrome - Domperidone 5 MG Suspension is a medication which is used to treat the extra amount of acids produced in stomach because of small intestinal tumors.

GRD(gastroesophageal reflux disease) - Domperidone 5 MG Suspension is a medication used to treat the reflux disease in which stomach acid goes in to food pipe, which gives the sensation of irritation.

Ques: Is Domperidone 5 MG Suspension safe during pregnancy?

Ans: Domperidone 5 MG Suspension belongs to a medicine group called pantoprazole and domperidone. it never shown any risk to the baby, as there is no studies or human experiments data is available on it, which establish or proves any risk to the baby. although, this medication is considered safe to consume during pregnancy.

Ques: What is the best time of day to take Domperidone 5 MG Suspension?

Ans: The best time to take this medication is to consume it empty stomach or before the first meal. but it is not adequate for the patients who have known allergies to Domperidone 5 MG Suspension or other medication of the same group.

Ques: Is Domperidone 5 MG Suspension safe while breastfeeding?

Ans: Domperidone 5 MG Suspension is not adequate for the use of breastfeeding unless it’s extremely necessary. consult your doctor about all the risks and benefits before consuming this medication.
What are you using Domperidone 5 MG Suspension for?
Other
Nausea and vomiting
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am not feeling hungry and feel like nausea and vomiting and domperidone is not effective what to do?

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I am not feeling hungry and feel like nausea and vomiting and domperidone is not effective
what to do?
if domperidone is not effective in nausea and vomiting..and not feeling hungry..go for test LFT,cbc, you can take syp. aristozyme 15 ml thrice a day before meal. tab. hepamerz thrice a day before meal.
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Breast enlargement and formation of milk ( lactation ) is known side effect of domperidone and if you stop it you will be fine

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