DOMPERIDONE 10 mg
Manufacturer: Balkan Pharmaceuticals
Active Ingredient: domperidone
Domperidone is used to relieve feelings of sickness (nausea) or being sick (vomiting). Feeling sick can be a common symptom, but it may be due to a number of different causes. You will only be prescribed an anti-emetic like domperidone if the cause of your sickness is known.
Domperidone works by helping to move the food in your stomach through your digestive system more quickly. This helps to stop you from feeling sick, especially where this is caused by digestive disorders such as reflux.
Some preparations of domperidone can be bought from pharmacies, without a prescription. It can be purchased to treat sickness, providing this does not last for more than two days, and you can also buy it to relieve digestive symptoms such as indigestion, and feeling full or bloated after meals. You should not use domperidone which you buy over-the-counter for more than two days for sickness, or for more than two weeks for other digestive symptoms, without seeing a doctor.
Before taking or using domperidone
Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and sometimes a medicine may only be used if extra care is taken. For these reasons, before you start taking domperidone it is important that your doctor or pharmacist knows:
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding.
- If you have problems with your liver or kidneys.
- If you have problems with your heart or if you have been told you have an irregular heart rhythm.
- If you know you have any problems with your digestive system, such as a blockage or any internal bleeding.
- If you have a tumour on your pituitary gland known as a prolactinoma.
- If you are taking or using any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to any medicine.
How to take or use domperidone
Before you start this treatment, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from inside your pack. The leaflet will give you more information about the specific brand of domperidone you have been given, and a full list of possible side-effects from taking it.
Take domperidone exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. You will be told how much to take and when to take it. Your dose will also be on the label of the pack. Do not take more than four doses in any 24-hour period.
Try to take domperidone at the same times each day. This will help you to remember to take your doses.
If you do forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember (unless it is nearly time for your next dose, in which case leave out the missed dose). Do not take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have bought domperidone from a pharmacy, you will have been given tablets which dissolve in your mouth, called Motilium® Instants. Place the tablet on your tongue and allow it to melt before you swallow.
If you are taking tablets or liquid medicine prescribed by your doctor, swallow your doses with a drink of water. Take your doses about half an hour before meals. If you take domperidone after a meal, it will still work, but it may take longer to have an effect.
About Balkan Pharmaceuticals
Balkan Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to provide high quality products for the global market and obtained lawful recognition of their operations in 2007 by the government of the Republic of Moldova.
Established under a mission of service to humanity, Balkan Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to providing a wide range of pharmaceuticals and is building a reputation of quality and integrity known around the world. They have assembled a staff of highly trained, dedicated individuals for the development, testing, and manufacture of life enhancing pharmaceuticals.
Balkan Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to meeting GMP standards set by the highest global authorities and has achieved full recognition of those authorities.
In addition, Balkan Pharmaceuticals is pursuing expansion, both in production facilities and in market area. Though currently authorized for distribution within Moldova only, they are actively working for their products to be approved in most of CIS nations.
Each product manufactured by Balkan Pharmaceuticals has an Unique Product Identification Code (UPIC) printed on it that can be used for checking against Online UPIC Checking System. This way you can be sure that the product you use is legitimate.
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