What is Domperidone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Motilium Novo Domperidone

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See also: Naxdom

Domperidone is an antidopaminergic drug used to suppress nausea or vomiting. It can be used in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, or may be administered as an antiemetic with drugs such as apomorphine to prevent feelings of sickness that can arise from such drugs.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nausea 52 19
Gastroparesis 46 61
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 19 13
Constipation 8 5
Acid reflux 5 3

Show all 31 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 6
Mild 9
None 85

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Domperidone

Side effect Patients
Abdominal cramps 3
Lactation 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Abdominal pain 1
Bowel incontinence 1
Diarrhea 1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Domperidone

Dosage Patients
10 mg four times daily 2
1 tablet(s) daily 1
1 tablet(s) three times daily 1
10 mg daily 1
5 mg twice daily 1
10 mg twice daily 1
10 mg three times daily 1
30 mg daily 1
40 mg daily 1
10mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Domperidone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 15
Doctor's advice 12
Other 9
Side effects too severe 5
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 43 patients who've stopped taking Domperidone

Duration

Currently taking Domperidone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Domperidone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 84
Usually 12
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 51
Not at all hard to take 45
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 36
$25-49 14
< $25 21
Not specified 32

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Domperidone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metoclopramide (Reglan) 2
Betahistine (Serc) 1
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 1

Patients stopped taking Domperidone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metoclopramide (Reglan) 3
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7 patient evaluations for Domperidone

Nov 21, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nausea and vomiting)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 14, 2010 (Started Jan 08, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for swallowing difficulty (dysphagia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 11, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nausea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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