Motilium (Domperidone) 10mg is one of the most popular prescription medication used for the relief of symptoms of nausea, vomiting, bloating and other stomach discomfort after eating. It also helps to relieve heartburn and trapped wind, vomiting and nausea caused by migraines, stress, food poisoning, viruses and drugs taken for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Domperidone belongs to the group of medications called dopamine antagonists. This medication works by helping the stomach to empty more quickly and to reduce nausea. It causes the muscles at the stomach entrance to tighten, and the exit muscles to relax.
You should not take Motilium if you are allergic to Domperidone or to any of the ingredients in this medication. Before you start taking this medication, inform your doctor about your medical conditions and about all the medications you are currently taking including OTC and herbal medications. There may be an interaction between Domperidone and other medications such as antigungals, antibiotics, antidepressant, HIV inhibitors, MAO inhibitors and other medications for the stomach. This medication is not recommended for use in children under 16 years old. You should inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
These actions speed up the process whereby food is passed through the stomach and into the intestines. The serious side effects include: dizziness or fainting, irregular heartbeat. The common side effects include:
• Dry mouth;
• Feeling dizzy;
You should follow the instructions of the doctor who prescribed Motilium to you. Directions and dosage information can also be found on the pack or leaflet inside the pack. Motilium comes in tablet form. You should swallow Motilium whole with a glass of water. Motilium can be taken with or without food. Motilium should be stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight and heat. Domperidone may be associated with a small increased risk of serious ventricular arrhythmias or sudden cardiac death.