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Active substance(s): DOMPERIDONE MALEATE

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This medicine is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety
information. You can help by reporting any side effects you may get. See the end of section 4 for how
to report side effects.

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information
for you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their
signs of illness are the same as yours.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed
in this leaflet see section 4.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Domperidone Tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Domperidone Tablets
3. How to take Domperidone Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Domperidone Tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Domperidone Tablets are and what they are used for
Domperidone Tablets contain active ingredient called Domperidone and belongs to a class of medicine called
This medicine is used in adults and in children to treat nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick).

2. What you need to know before you take Domperidone Tablets
Do not take Domperidone Tablets if:
• you are allergic to domperidone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
• you have a moderate or severe liver disease
• your ECG (electrocardiogram) shows a heart problem called “prolonged QT corrected interval”
• you have or had a problem where your heart cannot pump the blood round your body as well as it should
(condition called heart failure)

Warnings and Precautions:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Domperidone if you:
- suffer from liver problems (liver function impairment or failure) (see “Do not take Domperidone Tablets if”)
- suffer from kidney problems (kidney function impairment or failure). It is advisable to ask your doctor for
advice in case of prolonged treatment as you may need to take a lower dose or take domperidone less often,
and your doctor may want to examine you regularly.
Domperidone may be associated with an increased risk of heart rhythm disorder and cardiac arrest. This risk
may be more likely in those over 60 years old or taking doses higher than 30mg per day. The risk also
increases when domperidone is given together with some drugs. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking drugs to treat infection (fungal infections or bacterial infection) and/or if you have heart problems or AIDS/
HIV (see section other medicines and Domperidone Tablets).
Domperidone should be used at the lowest effective dose in adults and children.
While taking domperidone, contact your doctor if you experience heart rhythm disorders such as palpitations,
trouble breathing, loss of consciousness. Treatment with domperidone should be stopped.
Other medicines and Domperidone tablets:

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Do not take Domperidone Tablets if you are taking medicine to treat:
• fungal infections such as azole anti-fungals, specifically oral ketoconazole, fluconazole or voriconazole
• bacterial infections, specifically erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, moxifloxacin, pentamidine
(these are antibiotics)
• heart problems or high blood pressure (e.g., amiodarone, dronedarone, quinidine, disopyramide, dofetilide,
sotalol, diltiazem, verapamil)
• psychoses (e.g., haloperidol, pimozide, sertindole)
• depression (e.g., citalopram, escitalopram)
• gastro-intestinal disorders (e.g., cisapride, dolasetron, prucalopride)



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allergy (e.g., mequitazine, mizolastine)
malaria (in particular halofantrine)
parkinson’s disease (e.g., levodopa)
AIDS/HIV (protease inhibitors)
cancer (e.g., toremifene, vandetanib, vincamine)

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking drugs to treat infection, heart problems or AIDS/HIV.
It is important to ask your doctor or pharmacist if Domperidone is safe for you when you are taking any other
medicines, including medicines obtained without prescription.
Domperidone Tablets with food, drink and alcohol
It is recommended to take domperidone tablets before meals, as when taken after meals the absorption of the
medicine is slightly delayed
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility:
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Small amounts of domperidone have been detected in breast milk. Domperidone may cause unwanted side
effects affecting the heart in a breast-fed baby. Domperidone should be used during breast feeding only if your
physician considers this clearly necessary. Ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Domperidone does not affect your ability to drive or use machines.
Domperidone Tablets contain lactose
• If you have been told by your doctor that you have intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicine.

3. How to take Domperidone Tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
Duration of treatment:
Your doctor will decide how long you will need to take this medicine.
Symptoms usually resolve with 3-4 days of taking this medicine. Do not take domperidone for longer than 7
days without consulting your doctor.
Taking this medicine
• Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water.

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• you have a problem that gives you a low level of potassium or magnesium, or a high level of potassium in
your blood
• you are taking certain medicines (see “Other medicines and Domperidone Tablets”)
• you have a tumour of the pituitary gland (prolactinoma)
• you have a blockage or tear in your intestines
• you have black, tarry bowel motions (stools) or notice blood in your bowel motions. This could be a sign
of bleeding in the stomach or intestines.
Do not take Domperidone if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist
before taking Domperidone.


Package leaflet: Information for the user

• Take the tablets 15 to 30 minutes before a meal.
• Do not crush or chew them.

• You have a very fast or unusual heartbeat. This could be a sign of a life-threatening heart problem.
• You have a fit (seizure).

Side effects such as feeling drowsy, nervous, agitated or irritable or having a fit are more likely to happen in

The recommended dose is:
Adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older with a body weight of 35 kg or more
Tablets 10 mg -The usual dose is one tablet taken up to three times per day, if possible before meals.
Do not take more than three tablets per day.

The other side effects include:
Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people)
• Dry mouth

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

If you take more domperidone tablets than you should:
If you have used or taken too much Domperidone, contact your doctor, pharmacist or the poison centre
immediately, in particular if a child has taken too much. In the event of overdose, symptomatic treatment could
be implemented. An ECG monitoring could be undertaken, because of the possibility of a heart problem called
prolonged QT interval.
Symptoms of overdose are:
The signs of overdose includes feeling sleepy, confusion, uncontrolled movements (especially in children)
which include irregular eye movements, irregular movements of the tongue or abnormal posture (such as a
twisted neck).
If you forget to take Domperidone Tablets:
Take your medicine as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until that is due and
then continue as normal. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking domperidone and see your doctor or go to a hospital straight away if:
• You get swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or
breathing. You could also notice an itchy, lumpy rash (hives) or nettle rash (urticaria).
This may mean you are having an allergic reaction to domperidone.
• You notice any uncontrolled movements. These include irregular eye movements, unusual movements of
the tongue, and abnormal posture such as a twisted neck, trembling and muscle stiffness. This is more
likely to happen in children. These symptoms should stop once you stop taking domperidone.

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Not Known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
• Feeling agitated or irritable
• Feeling more nervous than usual
• Restless legs syndrome (exacerbation of restless legs syndrome in patients with Parkinson’s disease)
• Abnormal eye movements
• Inability to urinate
• Breast enlargement in men
• In women, menstrual periods may be irregular or stop
• A blood test shows changes in the way your liver is working.
Disorders of the cardiovascular system: heart rhythm disorders (rapid or irregular heart beat) have been
reported; if this happens, you should stop the treatment immediately.
Domperidone may be associated with an increased risk of heart rhythm disorder and cardiac arrest. This risk
may be more likely in those over 60 years old or taking doses higher than 30 mg per day. Domperidone should
be used at the lowest effective dose in adults and children.
Some patients who have used Domperidone for conditions and dosages requiring longer term medical supervision
have experienced the following unwanted effects:
Restlessness; swollen or enlarged breasts, unusual discharge from breasts, irregular menstrual periods in
women, difficulty breastfeeding, depression, hypersensitivity.

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5. How to store Domperidone Tablets
• Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
• Do not store above 250C. Store it in the original package.
• Do not use this medicine after the expiry date (EXP.) shown on the carton or label.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
• Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw
away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Domperidone 10mg Tablets contain
• Each tablet contains 10mg of the active substance domperidone maleate.
• Other ingredients in the tablet are: Lactose monohydrate , maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone,
sodium lauryl sulfate, magnesium stearate, silica colloidal anhydrous.
What Domperidone Tablets look like and contents of the pack
• Domperidone 10mg Tablets are white, round, biconvex tablets embossed on one side with “Dm 10”.
• They are available in packs of 28, 30 and 100 tablets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and manufacturer
Name and address: Bristol Laboratories Ltd,
Unit 3, Canal side, Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom,
0044 (0)1442 200922
0044 (0)1442 873717
Domperidone 10mg Tablets; PL 17907/0323
This leaflet was last revised in January 2017
To request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio format, please contact the licence holder at
the address (or telephone, fax, email) above.
V14 30-01-17 D0

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People with kidney problems
Your doctor may tell you to take a lower dose or to take the medicine less often.

Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 people)
• Lowering of sexual drive (libido) in men
• Feeling anxious
• Feeling drowsy
• Headaches
• Diarrhoea
• Itchy skin. You may also have a rash
• Unusual production of breast milk in men and women
• Painful or tender breasts
• A general feeling of weakness


Children and adolescents from birth to a body weight of less than 35 kg
Domperidone tablets are not suitable for children weighing less than 35 kg. If domperidone is for a child, ask
your doctor for the children’s formulation.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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