Domperidone to Increase Milk ProductionDDomperidone to Increase Milk ProductionDomperidone to Increase Milk ProductionEnglishPharmacyNAChestStomachDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-04T05:00:00ZElaine Lau, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, RPh59.00000000000008.00000000000000660.000000000000Drugs (A-Z)Drug A-Z<p class="akh-article-overview">You will need to take a medicine called domperidone. Learn domperidone does, how to take it, and the side effects.</p><p>You will need to take a medicine called domperidone (say: dom-PE-ri-done). This information sheet explains what domperidone does, how to take it, and what side effects or problems you may have when you take this medicine. </p><h2>Before taking domperidone</h2> <p>Tell your doctor if you have:</p> <p> </p><ul><li>any unusual or allergic reaction to domperidone or any other medications</li> <li>any bleeding or blockage in the gastrointestinal tract (gut)</li> <li>tumour of the pituitary gland</li></ul> <p>Precautions may need to be taken with this medicine. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any of the following conditions: </p> <ul><li>heart disease</li> <li>taking heart medications, including <a href="/Article?contentid=220&language=English">potassium</a>-depleting diuretics</li> <li>liver disease</li></ul><h2>How should you take domperidone?</h2> <p>Take this medicine:</p> <ul><li>exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you.</li> <li>at the same time every day, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.</li> <li>with or without food.</li></ul><h2>What should you do if you miss a dose of domperidone?</h2> <ul><li>Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.</li> <li>If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take the next dose at the regular time.</li> <li>Do not take two doses to make up for one missed dose.</li></ul><h2>How long does domperidone take to work?</h2> <p>It can take a few days or even weeks for domperidone to increase your milk production. It is generally recommended that you to take domperidone for at least two weeks to ensure you are receiving the maximum effect of this medicine. </p><h2>What are the possible side effects of domperidone?</h2> <p>You may have some side effects while you are taking domperidone. Check with your doctor if you continue to have any of the following signs or symptoms, especially if they do not go away or they bother you: </p> <ul><li>diarrhea</li> <li>headache</li> <li>drowsiness</li> <li>dry mouth</li> <li>stomach cramps</li> <li>discomfort and fullness of the breasts; this is an expected side effect for the purpose of increasing your breast milk</li> <li>rash or hives</li></ul> <p>Most of the following side effects are not common, but they may be the signs of a serious problem. Call your doctor right away or go to the nearest Emergency Department if you have experience any of these side effects: </p> <ul><li>palpitation (fast heartbeats)</li> <li>muscle spasms, especially of the jaw, neck, and back</li> <li>a shuffling walk</li> <li>trembling or shaking hands</li> <li>confusion</li> <li>jerky movements of the head or face</li></ul><h2>What safety measures should you take when you are using domperidone?</h2> <p>There are some medicines that should not be taken together with domperidone. In some cases, the dose of domperidone or the other medicine may need to be adjusted. Speak to your doctor and pharmacist if you take any other medications, including over-the-counter or herbal remedies. </p><h2>What other important information should you know about domperidone?</h2><ul><li>Keep domperidone at room temperature in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Do NOT store it in the bathroom or kitchen.<br></li></ul>

 

 

Domperidone to Increase Milk Production127.000000000000Domperidone to Increase Milk ProductionDomperidone to Increase Milk ProductionDEnglishPharmacyNAChestStomachDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-04T05:00:00ZElaine Lau, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, RPh59.00000000000008.00000000000000660.000000000000Drugs (A-Z)Drug A-Z<p class="akh-article-overview">You will need to take a medicine called domperidone. Learn domperidone does, how to take it, and the side effects.</p><p>You will need to take a medicine called domperidone (say: dom-PE-ri-done). This information sheet explains what domperidone does, how to take it, and what side effects or problems you may have when you take this medicine. </p><h2>What is domperidone?</h2> <p>Domperidone is a medicine commonly used to treat stomach problems, such gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD). However, domperidone can also increase prolactin, a natural hormone in the body that can increase milk production in the breasts. </p> <p>Domperidone comes in a tablet.</p><h2>Before taking domperidone</h2> <p>Tell your doctor if you have:</p> <p> </p><ul><li>any unusual or allergic reaction to domperidone or any other medications</li> <li>any bleeding or blockage in the gastrointestinal tract (gut)</li> <li>tumour of the pituitary gland</li></ul> <p>Precautions may need to be taken with this medicine. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any of the following conditions: </p> <ul><li>heart disease</li> <li>taking heart medications, including <a href="/Article?contentid=220&language=English">potassium</a>-depleting diuretics</li> <li>liver disease</li></ul><h2>How should you take domperidone?</h2> <p>Take this medicine:</p> <ul><li>exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you.</li> <li>at the same time every day, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.</li> <li>with or without food.</li></ul><h2>What should you do if you miss a dose of domperidone?</h2> <ul><li>Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.</li> <li>If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take the next dose at the regular time.</li> <li>Do not take two doses to make up for one missed dose.</li></ul><h2>How long does domperidone take to work?</h2> <p>It can take a few days or even weeks for domperidone to increase your milk production. It is generally recommended that you to take domperidone for at least two weeks to ensure you are receiving the maximum effect of this medicine. </p><h2>What are the possible side effects of domperidone?</h2> <p>You may have some side effects while you are taking domperidone. Check with your doctor if you continue to have any of the following signs or symptoms, especially if they do not go away or they bother you: </p> <ul><li>diarrhea</li> <li>headache</li> <li>drowsiness</li> <li>dry mouth</li> <li>stomach cramps</li> <li>discomfort and fullness of the breasts; this is an expected side effect for the purpose of increasing your breast milk</li> <li>rash or hives</li></ul> <p>Most of the following side effects are not common, but they may be the signs of a serious problem. Call your doctor right away or go to the nearest Emergency Department if you have experience any of these side effects: </p> <ul><li>palpitation (fast heartbeats)</li> <li>muscle spasms, especially of the jaw, neck, and back</li> <li>a shuffling walk</li> <li>trembling or shaking hands</li> <li>confusion</li> <li>jerky movements of the head or face</li></ul><h2>What safety measures should you take when you are using domperidone?</h2> <p>There are some medicines that should not be taken together with domperidone. In some cases, the dose of domperidone or the other medicine may need to be adjusted. Speak to your doctor and pharmacist if you take any other medications, including over-the-counter or herbal remedies. </p><h2>What other important information should you know about domperidone?</h2><ul><li>Keep domperidone at room temperature in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Do NOT store it in the bathroom or kitchen.<br></li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/ICO_DrugA-Z.pngDomperidone to Increase Milk ProductionDomperidone

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