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Motilium (Domperidone)

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Generic Equivalent of Motilium

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Domperidone10 mg
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Is A Prescription Required to Have Motilium?

A Prescription is required to purchase Motilium from our licensed Canadian pharmacy online.

What Is Motilium Used For?

Motilium is an anti-emetic drug which is used for the treatment of nausea and vomiting. It is also used to treat discomfort caused by a slow moving stomach known as gastroparesis.

What Is Gastroparesis?

It is a stomach disease caused by a slow moving stomach with symptoms such as not being able to finish a meal, a feeling of being “too full” or bloated after a meal, loss of appetite, feeling sick, vomiting or belching without any relief.

What Does Motilium Do?

The medication Motilium (domperidone) belongs to the class of anti-emetics. It is a prokinetic medicine and works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger in brain which is responsible for nausea and vomiting. It also increases the contractions of the stomach and intestines, thus allowing food to move more easily through stomach.

Is Domperidone Used for Motion Sickness?

The medication domperidone can be used to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting that are the most common signs and symptoms of motion sickness.

Can Motilium Increase Breast Milk?

Various long-term studies with Motilium have shown side effects related to increase in serum prolactin that can lead to increased breast secretion and lactation. Please check here to see if domperidone is appropriate used for increasing breast milk supply.

What Is the Generic Form of Motilium?

The generic form of Motilium is domperidone and it comes from Canada.

How Is Motilium Supplied and Stored?

We primarily stock generic Motilium from Canada and it is manufactured by Pharmaris Inc. We also supply different versions of Domperidone from Canada and it comes by various manufacturers such as Apotex, Teva, Marcon, or Pharma Science. The generic version of Motilium (domperidone) is available in 10 mg dosage form in packing of 100, 500, and 1000 tablets in bottles.

The medication should be stored in a cool dry place where the temperature is below 30°C. Keep the tablets in the pack until it is time to take them. Do not store Motilium tablets in the bathroom or near a sink, in car or on windowsills. It should be kept out of sight and reach of children.

What Is the Cost of Generic Motilium?

Our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the generic Motilium 10 mg at an unbeatable price of $175 for a supply of 1000 tablets, which is $0.18 per unit. Shop safely and save more on Motilium prescription from Canadawidepharmacy.com.

How Many Motilium Can You Take In A Day?

The usual adult dose of Motilium for adults is one tablet 3 times a day. The medicine should not be used for more than 7 days without consulting your doctor. Do not take more than 3 tablets per day.

How Do You Take Motilium?

Take the medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you do not understand the instructions on the bottle, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help. Motilium is to be taken 15 to 30 minutes before meals, preferably at bedtime. If you forget to take a dose, leave out that dose and take the next one when it is due.

How Long Did It Take For Domperidone To Work For You?

Domperidone can take 30 to 60 minutes to provide relief from nausea and its effect lasts for about 6 to 8 hours.

Can You Drive While Taking Motilium?

Motilium use can lead to dizziness and drowsiness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how Motilium affects you.

How is Motilium Metabolized in Body?

The drug is metabolized in liver extensively and has a half-life of 7 to 9 hours.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Motilium?

Like all other medications, Motilium can also cause side effects. Most common side effects include headache, troubled sleeping, nervousness, depression, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, drowsiness, fits or seizures, dryness in mouth, thirst, regurgitation, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, heartburn, appetite changes, itchiness or rashes on skin, itchy eyes, crusty eyelids with discharge, mouth ulcers or cold sores. These side effects are generally mild and temporary. Tell your doctor if these side effects continue. Other side effects include uncontrollable movements in face, arms or legs, excessive trembling, muscle stiffness, muscle spasm, irregular or no menstrual periods, unusual secretion of breast milk, decrease in sex drive in men or women, breast enlargement or tenderness in men and women. These side effects reverse, if the medication is discontinued. It is important to stop taking Motilium and inform your health care professional immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
  • Irregular or fast heartbeats
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain while urinating
  • Swelling of hands, ankles or feet
  • Allergic reaction to Motilium with symptoms such as rashes, itching, shortness of breath, swelling of face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat, difficulty in swallowing or breathing
Motilium has been associated with sudden risk of unusual heartbeat or heart failure, especially in patients of 60 years of age or above or in patients who take more than 3 tablets daily. Talk to your doctor if you have any pre-existing problems. Stop Motilium treatment and contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately if you notice any signs of unusual heartbeat.

When Should You Not Take Motilium?

Do not take Motilium if you:
  • Have any allergy to domperidone or any other ingredients in Motilium
  • Have liver disease
  • Have tumor of pituitary gland called prolactinoma
  • Increased stomach or bowel contractions
  • Bleeding, blockage or puncture in your gastrointestinal tract
  • Have heart problems or abnormal heartbeat
  • Are taking any other medicine which contain ketoconazole, voriconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole that are used to treat fungal infections
  • Are taking medicines that contain ritonavir or saquinavir which are used to treat HIV
  • Are taking medicines which contain telaprevir which is used to treat hepatitis C
  • Are taking antibiotics that contain erythromycin, clarithromycin or telithromycin

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before taking Motilium?

Before you start taking Motilium, be sure to tell your doctor if you:
  • Are pregnant or planning a pregnancy
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to do so
  • Have heart problems
  • Have kidney diseases
  • Have or had breast cancer
  • Are unable to digest lactose (a sugar found in milk and milk products)
  • Motilium should not be used in children

What Medicines Can Interact With Motilium?

It is important to tell your health care professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs. Medicines which interact with Motilium include:
  • Itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, or voriconazole (anti-fungal medications)
  • Eryrthromycin, clarithromycin, or telithromycin (antibiotics)
  • Amiodarone (a heart medicine used to treat fast heart rate)
  • Ritonavir or saquinavir (used to treat HIV/AIDS)
  • Teleprevir (used to treat hepatitis C)
  • Anticholinergic drugs such as medicines used for treatment of allergy, asthma, incontinence, gastrointestinal cramps, muscular spasm, depression or sleep disorders such as diphenhydramine
  • Dopaminergic agonists (used for treatment of Parkinson’s disease or digestive disorders)
  • Medications used for treatment of high blood pressure or chest pain such as verapamil, diltiazem
  • Aprepitant used to treat nausea, vomiting
  • Antidepressant called nefazodone
  • Antacids. Do not take antacids within 2 hours of taking Motilium, because sufficient stomach acid is required for compelet absorption of Motilium

Where Can I Buy Motilium Online?

If prescribed by your health care professional, Motilium can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Motilium Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped. For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 604-581-4000 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. http://www.janssen.com/australia/sites/www_janssen_com_australia/files/prod_files/live/motilium_pi.pdf
2. http://www.janssen.com/australia/sites/www_janssen_com_australia/files/prod_files/live/motilium_cmi.pdf
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