Domperidone
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Domperidone?

(dom PE ri done)

• This medicine is used in patients receiving tube feedings who have high residuals.

• This medicine is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by medicines for Parkinson's disease.

• This medicine is used to treat heartburn.

• This medicine is used to treat poor stomach emptying.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have breast cancer, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have low potassium levels or if you are taking a water pill, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol, quit smoking, elevate head of the bed, avoid large meals before bed, lose weight, and avoid fatty foods, chocolate, caffeine, or citrus.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Dry mouth. Frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free...

 
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