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#21 jefa


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Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:46 PM

To all those who have mentioned Domperidone, please note that this drug is NOT approved by the FDA for any purpose in the USA. The FDA is still issuing warning letters to pharmaceutical companies and compounding agencies about its use.

FDA Alert: Detention without Physical Examination of Domperidone, brands names Motilium, Euciton, Cilroton, Praxis, Seronex, Emiken. Domperidone is not approved for any use in the you.S. There have been several published reports and case studies of cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest and sudden death in patients receiving an intravenous form of domperidone. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 2004.

This warning is found on both our FDA Warnings page and our Overview of Gastrointestinal Involvement page.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 01:39 AM

Jefa - thanks for sharing that. I have not had any side effects. I did have cardiac tests a couple of months ago that found everything to be absolutely normal (imagine that, one of my systems is actually normal!!!). I will discuss this info with my doctor, however. It looks from the FDA page that the main concern is with the IV form. I was on cisapride but had stopped it because it wasn't effective in me. Shortly after I quit taking it, it was pulled from the market. I'm glad to know that FDA warnings are posted on this website. I am still exploring it. It is a wonderful service and vehicle for sharing with others going through some of the same things. I love all the positive attitudes!

I hope everyone has a good weekend!