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 47
GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) 19 10
Constipation 9 5
Gastroparesis 6 2
Acid reflux 5 3

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  • 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 68

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
Cramps 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Domperidone

Dosage Patients
10 mg twice daily 3
10 mg three times daily 3
10mg as needed 3
10 mg four times daily 2
40 mg daily 2
20 mg three times daily 2
1 mg daily 1
1 tablet(s) daily 1
1 tablet(s) three times daily 1
5 mg twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Domperidone

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 14
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 41 patients who’ve stopped taking Domperidone

Duration

Currently taking Domperidone

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Domperidone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 69
Usually 12
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 38
Not at all hard to take 42
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 23
$25-49 13
< $25 19
Not specified 31

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

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babybunny
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babybunny
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: mild
I am: g
I have:
MS

See babybunny's full Domperidone history

Oct 30, 2011 (Started Jun 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support digestive health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Serenitygal
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Serenitygal
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See Serenitygal's full Domperidone history

May 2, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Bowel incontinence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I wasn't constipated anymore but became incontinent of feces, diahrrea, on occassion
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Bowel incontinence

Mar 20, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Bowel incontinence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication worked very well for constipation, however, as of late I believe it caused me to become incontinent (bm accidents). The impact being that I am scared to go out without an Intends on.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Bowel incontinence

  • 0 helpful marks
Adriana Nato
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Adriana Nato
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See Adriana Nato's full Domperidone history

Dec 27, 2010 (Started May 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: A Domperidona causou-me excesso de produção de prolactina. Resultando em edemas e dor nas mamas.

Sep 12, 2010 (Started May 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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