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:
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:
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.
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.