Motilium (Domperidone) Helps Patients with Gastrointestinal Ailments
Domperidone is a medication developed by Janssen Pharmaceutica to increase motility of the stomach and bowel so food can pass through more easily. It is administered to releave nausea and vomiting, and to increase breast milk production. This medication is a peripheral and specific blocker of dopamine receptors. A dopamine receptor antagonist is used to stop nausea and vomiting at chemo-receptor trigger zone. Motilium (Domperidone) is one of the brand names domperidone is marketed under.
A patient can receive the appropriate dosage of domperidone orally, rectally, or intravenously. It is only available through prescription by a health care provider. It is unavailable for sale in the United States but can be purchased in many countries including Belgium, Canada, Israel, China, and Russia. It has a half-life of 7 hours and has a protein binding of 91% to 93%.
Domperidone helps with nausea by blocking dopamine (D2) and (D3) receptors at the chemo-receptor trigger zone zone near the brain. This is a place in the central nervous system that sends signals of nausea to the brain. By taking an anti-emetic, a person can keep prevent dehydration and depletion of needed nutrients in the body.
Motilium (Domperidone) helps the body with digestion by moving foods and liquids through the stomach and bowel faster. This is done by blocking certain dopamine receptors in the stomach. When food passes slowly though the gastrointestinal tract, it can create a blockage that leads to physical maladies.
Before taking this medication, a person should thoroughly discuss the risks and benefits with his doctor. A doctor should examine the patient if an examination has not been done within 6 months. It’s important to tell your doctor if you have any allergens, especially sensitivity to certain foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. Although the main ingredient in domperidone is domperidone maleate, there are several inactive ingredients that can cause serious problems for a person who is allergic to them.
Like using any medication, caution should be taken before taking domperidone. This medication has been shown to have many benefits for patients. By exercising awareness, a patient can saf