Apo-Domperidone; Dom-Domperidone; Jamp-Domperidone; Mylan-Domperidone; PMS-Domperidone; RAN-Domperidone; ratio-Domperidone; Teva-Domperidone
- The chance of abnormal heartbeats or sudden death is raised with this drug. The chance is higher when used at doses more than 30 mg per day or in patients older than 60 years. The chance is also higher in patients at risk for a certain type of heartbeat that is not normal (prolonged QT interval) and in patients taking certain other drugs. Talk with the doctor.
- Many other drugs interact with this drug and must not be taken with it. Talk with your doctor and pharmacist to make sure that it is safe for you to use this drug with all of your other drugs.
- It is used to prevent upset stomach and throwing up caused by drugs used for Parkinson’s disease.
- It is used to treat poor stomach clearing.
- If you have an allergy to domperidone or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have any of these health problems: Electrolyte problems, liver problems, heartbeat that is not normal, or other heart problems like heart failure.
- If you have any of these health problems: Bowel block, GI (gastrointestinal) bleeding, a hole in the GI tract, or a pituitary tumor.
- If you are taking ketoconazole.
- If you are taking any drugs that can cause a certain type of heartbeat that is not normal (prolonged QT interval). There are many drugs that can do this. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- Have your blood work checked. Talk with your doctor.
- Do not take more than what your doctor told you to take. Taking more than you are told may raise your chance of very bad side effects.
- Do not take this drug for longer than you were told by your doctor.
- You may need to have your heart checked before starting this drug and while taking it. This includes an ECG. Talk with your doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Enlarged breasts.
- A lump in the breast, breast soreness, or nipple discharge.
- Change in sex ability.
- Period (menstrual) changes. Periods become less often or stop.
- Dry mouth.
- Hot flashes.
- Take 15 to 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime.
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call
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