Motilium (Domperidone)

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Motilium, which contains the active ingredient domperidone, is an antiemetic and prokinetic medicine used to treat symptoms of nausea and vomiting. It also promotes digestive motility and relieves symptoms caused by factors such as changes in diet, infections, or drug and radiotherapy treatments. By blocking the action of a chemical messenger in the brain that causes nausea and vomiting and increasing the movements of the stomach and bowels, it alleviates these symptoms.

Domperidone is an oral medication used primarily to treat dyspeptic symptoms related to delayed gastric emptying, esophagitis, or gastroesophageal reflux. It can increase the movements or contractions of the stomach and intestines, resulting in faster food movement. Off-label uses of Motilium include increasing milk production in breastfeeding women.

Uses and Dosage

If you are prescribed Motilium in tablet form, you should be taken 15 to 30 minutes before meals and may also be taken at bedtime if necessary. It is usually prescribed three times a day or as directed by the doctor. Swallow the tablet and drink a glass of water right after. If you are unable to understand the instructions provided or have any questions, please consult your doctor or pharmacist for assistance. In case you miss a dose, it is recommended to take it at the scheduled time.

If you miss more than one dose or are uncertain about what to do, please consult your doctor or pharmacist. Do not take a double dose to cover for the missed dose. If you have difficulties in remembering to take the medicine at the scheduled time, you may ask your pharmacist for some suggestions.

Side effect

Common Side Effects of Motilium (Domperidone):

  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Muscle spasm
  • Thirst

Serious Side Effects of Motilium (Domperidone):

  • Changes in urine output
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Low sex drive
  • Mental or mood changes
  • Swelling of the hands and feet
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Uncontrollable movements of the face and extremities

Form and Strength

Motilium (Domperidone) is available in the following forms and strength:

Motilium: Tablet

  • 10 mg

Domperidone: Tablet

  • 10 mg


  • Domperidone should not be used in patients with a known hypersensitivity to the drug or to any of the excipients.
  • Domperidone can prolong the QT interval in the heart's electrical cycle, which can increase the risk of a type of irregular heartbeat called torsades de pointes. Use caution in patients with existing QT interval prolongation, electrolyte imbalances, or other cardiac conditions.
  • Domperidone is contraindicated in patients with moderate or severe liver impairment and should be used with caution in patients with mild liver impairment.
  • Domperidone can increase prolactin levels, which can lead to breast enlargement, milk production, and menstrual irregularities in both men and women. Use with caution in patients with a history of pituitary gland disorders.
  • Domperidone may interact with other medications, such as those that affect the enzymes responsible for metabolizing domperidone or those that prolong the QT interval. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking before starting domperidone.
  • Domperidone should be used with caution in patients with kidney impairment.
  • Domperidone may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how the medication affects you.
  • Domperidone should not be used in patients with a prolactin-secreting pituitary gland tumor (prolactinoma).
  • Domperidone can pass into breast milk and may affect nursing infants. Consult with your healthcare provider if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed while taking domperidone.
  • Domperidone may cause side effects such as dry mouth, headache, or gastrointestinal discomfort. Inform your healthcare provider if you experience any unusual or severe symptoms.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can Motilium be given to children?

This could be given to children 12 years of age and above.

Can Motilium be taken during pregnancy?

Motilium should not be taken during pregnancy unless it is absolutely necessary. Women who are breastfeeding should consult their doctor before taking Motilium.

What should I do if I forget to take a dose of Motilium?

If you miss a dose, try to take it at the scheduled time. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose when you are meant to. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.


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