What Motilium Fastmelts are and what it is used for – This medicine is used to treat nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick) in adults and adolescents, 12 years of age and older and weighing 35kg or more. What you need to know before you take Motilium Fastmelts –
Do not take Motilium Fastmelts if you:
are allergic (hypersensitive) to domperidone or any of the other ingredients of Motilium Fastmelts
have stomach bleeding or if you regularly have severe abdominal pain or persistent black stools
have a blocked or perforated gut
have a tumour of the pituitary gland (prolactinoma)
have a disorder known as phenylketonuria (a metabolic disorder) – Motilium Fastmelts should not be used as they contain aspartame
have a moderate or severe liver disease
have an ECG (electrocardiogram) that shows a heart problem called “prolonged QT interval”
have or had a problem where your heart cannot pump the blood around your body as well as it should (condition called heart failure)
have a problem that gives you a low level of potassium or magnesium, or a high level of potassium in your blood
are taking certain medicines (see “Taking other medicines”).
Warnings and precautions
Before taking this medicine contact your doctor if you:
suffer from liver problems (liver function impairment or failure) (see “Do not take Motilium Fastmelts”)
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 this medicine less often, and your doctor may want to examine you regularly.
are older than 60 years of age.
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 in those taking doses higher than 30 mg 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 “Taking other medicines”). 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.
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