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Domperidone Side Effects

June 29, 2011 by Estella     1

Domperidone is an antiemetic drug or a dopamine antagonist. Other drug name is Motilium, or Motilium 10 mg. Motilium is developed by Janssen Pharmaceutica, and used orally, rectally or intravenously, generally to suppress nausea and vomiting, or as a prokinetic agent. It has also been used to stimulate lactation. The generic version of Motilium is known as Domperidone, which is manufactured by Ranbaxy pharma in Canada.

Before using Domperidone (Motilium), the following common side effects should be considered:

• Change of appetite
• Constipation
• Dizziness
• Drowsiness
• Dry mouth
• Flushing
• Headache
• Insomnia
• Nausea
• Nervousness
• Stomach cramps

Tell your doctor if you experience any of the serious side effects:
• Breast tenderness
• Chest pain
• Confusion
• Decreased sex desire in men or women
• Menstrual changes
• Muscle spasm
• Trembling

Stop using Domperidone or seek for urgent medical care if any of the following side effects happen:
• Allergic reactions to Domperidone, such as skin rash, itching, short of breath, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat that may cause difficult in swallowing or breathing
• Fast or irregular heartbeats
• Swelling of hands, ankles or feet
• Urination pain

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susan head says at 2011-09-09 13:56:05:
I stopped using domperidone yesterday because it caused a strange dizziness and muscle spasms all over my body. I'm a little concerned that my heart muscle could spasm. Should I contact my doctor immediately or will it pass with time?

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