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MOTILIUM INSTANTS

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■ This medicine is used for two reasons, which have different treatment durations.
See Section 1 ▶
■ This medicine is for use by adults and children aged 16 years and over.
■ Do not take this medicine:
There are some people who should not use this medicine. To find out if you are one of
them. See Section 2 ▶
If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients. For the list of
ingredients. See Section 6 ▶
■ Speak to your doctor:
If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned in Section 2 ▶
If you are taking any other medicines. See Section 2 ▶
■ Follow the dosage instructions carefully. These are shown in the dosage table.
See Section 3 ▶
Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you use this medicine. Keep the leaflet:
you might need it again.

1 What the medicine is for
Motilium Instants is a medicine which is used for two reasons, which have different
treatment durations.
■ To treat short lived episodes of nausea (feeling sick or queasy) and vomiting (being
sick) of less than 48 hours duration.
■ To relieve nausea, fullness, belching, heavy bloated stomach, trapped wind and
heartburn which can happen after a meal for treatment periods of up to 2 weeks.
This may be because the stomach’s digestive rhythm has slowed down and is not
moving food contents in the right direction through the digestive system as efficiently
as it needs to.
The tablets contain domperidone, which works by helping your stomach to move food
contents through your digestive system normally and in the right direction, so that they don’t
stay too long in one place.
This medicine is for use in adults and children aged 16 years and over.

2 Before taking this medicine

This medicine is suitable for most adults and children aged 16 years and over, but a few
people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not take this medicine…













■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
■ If you have a disease of the pituitary gland (prolactinoma).
■ If you have ever had heart problems including heart failure, a previous heart
attack, angina (chest pains), or heart rhythm disorders including a rapid or slow
or irregular heartbeat, without first consulting your doctor.
■ If you have an underlying illness affecting the digestive system, for example:
A stomach or duodenal ulcer.
A blocked or perforated gut.
Your bowel motions (stools) are often black.
You frequently have severe stomach cramps.
■ If you have kidney or liver problems.
■ If you are taking any of the following medicines:
Oral ketoconazole (an antifungal medicine when taken by mouth).
Oral erythromycin (an antibiotic).
If any of these apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without taking
Motilium Instants.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist…





■ If you suffer from phenylketonuria.
■ If you are taking any other medicines, including:
antacids or other medicines that reduce stomach acid. These medicines can
be taken if you are also taking Motilium Instants but they should not be taken at the
same time as they may affect how well Motilium Instants works. Do not take these
medicines within 1 hour of taking Motilium Instants.
anticholinergics (medicines used to relieve stomach cramps or spasms) as they may
affect how well Motilium Instants works.
If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the bottle or
pack to your pharmacist.
■ 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.
If any of these bullet points apply to you now or in the past, talk to
a doctor or pharmacist.

Do not take if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
Do not take this medicine if you are breast-feeding unless your doctor or another
health care professional has told you to.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding





Aspartame (E951) contains a source of phenylalanine which may be harmful for
people with phenylketonuria.

Some of the ingredients can cause problems



This product should not be used to treat travel sickness. Speak to your doctor or
pharmacist about suitable treatments.

Special warnings about use in travel sickness



3 How to take this medicine

Check the tables that follow to see how much medicine to take.
■ Peel back the lid and tip the tablet out. Do not push the tablet through the lid.
■ Let the tablet melt on the tongue then swallow.
■ For oral use only.
■ Do not use more than the stated dose shown in the tables.
■ The tablets are for short term treatment only.
■ If symptoms of nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick) persist for more than
48 hours, talk to your doctor.
If symptoms of stomach discomfort which occur after a meal persist for more than
2 weeks, talk to your doctor.



Children under 16 years old

Do not give to children under 16 years old.

Adults and children aged 16 years and over

To treat nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick) of less than 48 hours
duration
Age
Dose
Adults and children aged 16 years
Take one tablet up to 3 times a day and
and over
one tablet at night.
■ Do not take more than 4 tablets in any 24 hour period.
■ If your symptoms get worse or the tablets have no effect, talk to your doctor.
■ If symptoms of nausea and vomiting persist for more than 48 hours, talk to your doctor.

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Fits or seizures.
Involuntary movements of the face or arms and legs, excessive trembling, excessive
muscle stiffness or muscle spasm.
■ Allergic reactions: signs of allergy include rash (such as hives), itching, shortness of
breath, wheezing and or swollen face or neck, flushing or fainting.
Very rarely (less than 1 in 10,000 people)
■ Heart rhythm disorders.

If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and seek
immediate medical help:

Motilium Instants tablets can have side-effects, like all medicines, although these don’t
affect everyone and are usually mild.

4 Possible side-effects

You should only take this medicine as required following the dosage instructions above
carefully. If you forget to take a dose, take the next dose when needed as long as you
do not take more than 4 tablets in any 24 hour period. Do not take a double dose.

If you forget to take the medicine

If anyone takes too many Motilium Instants tablets, contact a doctor or your nearest
Accident and Emergency department (Casualty) taking this leaflet and pack with you.

If anyone takes too much

To treat stomach discomfort and nausea experienced after food or drink for up
to 2 weeks
Age
Dose
Adults and children aged 16 years
Take one tablet up to 3 times a day and
and over
one tablet at night.
■ Do not take more than 4 tablets in any 24 hour period.
■ If your symptoms get worse or the tablets have no effect, talk to your doctor.
■ If symptoms of stomach discomfort which occurs after a meal persist for more than
2 weeks, talk to your doctor.

Adults and children aged 16 years and over

Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25˚C. Store in the original container to protect from moisture.
Do not use your medicine after the date shown as the expiry date on the packaging.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help
protect the environment.

5 Storing this medicine

Common (less than 1 in 10 people)
■ Dry mouth.
Uncommon (less than 1 in 100 people)
■ Anxiety.
■ Loss of interest in sex or diminished interest in sex.
■ Sleepiness or headache.
■ Diarrhoea.
■ Rash or itchiness.
■ Painful or tender breasts or discharge from breasts.
■ A general feeling of weakness.
Other side effects which occur but it is unknown how often:
■ Hives.
■ Agitation or nervousness.
■ Eye movement disorder.
■ Inability to urinate.
■ Swollen breasts (even in men).
■ Stop in menstrual periods.
■ Changes in certain laboratory test results. If you have a blood test to check your liver
function tell your doctor or nurse that you are taking Motilium Instants.
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.
If you experience any side-effects not included in this leaflet or are not sure about
anything, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and talk
to your doctor:

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The type of nausea or upset stomach treated by Motilium Instants
can be caused or aggravated by:
■ Overeating, or very large meals.
■ Eating too quickly.
■ Certain ‘triggers’ such as coffee, fatty foods, or alcohol.
There are things you can do to help stop future attacks of this type of stomach problem:
Keep away from your ‘triggers’. If there are certain foods, drinks or situations that you
know bring on your symptoms try to cut them out or cut down.
Go easy on snacks. Snack foods often contain a lot of fat, and can make your symptoms
worse.
Eat regularly. Have three or four meals a day, at the same times, and don’t rush
your meals.

7 What you can do to help stop these symptoms

Motilium Instants are off-white, melt in the mouth (orodispersible) tablets available in packs
of 10 tablets.
Product Licence holder: McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.
Manufacturer: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Turnhoutseweg 30, B-2340 Beerse, Belgium
or Janssen-Cilag SpA, Via C. Janssen, Borgo San Michele, Latina, Italy.
This leaflet was revised April 2012.
Motilium is a registered trade mark.

What the medicine looks like

The active ingredient in Motilium Instants is: Domperidone 10 mg.
Other ingredients are: Gelatin, mannitol (E421), poloxamer 188, aspartame (E951) and
mint flavour.

What’s in this medicine?

6 Further information

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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