Domperidone

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Registered: 06-04-2012
Domperidone
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Mon, 06-11-2012 - 1:41pm

Is anyone taking this?  If so can you tell me about your experience - does it actually work and how long to notice an increase in your supply, side effects, etc?

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Registered: 06-04-2012
In reply to: trshumway
Sun, 08-19-2012 - 3:58pm

I stopped taking for about 2 weeks after I finished the first package because I did not order them right away and they take about 2 weeks for delivery - my supply dropped during that time, then shot right back up as soon as I started taking again.  So, in my experience, it is necessary to continue taking them. m I was hoping that once the supply was up it would stay at that level but unfortunately not.

 

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Registered: 12-31-1969
Thu, 08-09-2012 - 12:22am

Have you considered any other methods to increase supply? I was considering this drug too, but after reading that the FDA tells lactating mothers to stay away from them, I completely changed my mind about them. Just wanted to let you know.

Here is the info:

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm154914.htm

FDA warned healthcare professionals and breastfeeding women not to use an unapproved drug, domperidone, to increase milk production (lactation). The agency is concerned with the potential public health risks associated with domperidone. FDA took these actions because it has become aware that some women are purchasing this drug from compounding pharmacies and from foreign sources. Although domperidone is approved in several countries outside the U.S. to treat certain gastric disorders, it is not approved in any country, including the U.S., for enhancing breast milk production in lactating women and is also not approved in the U.S. for any indication.

Also this:

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/InformationbyDrugClass/ucm173886.htm

 

 

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Registered: 05-28-2012
In reply to: trshumway
Wed, 08-08-2012 - 11:50am
Once you start taking these do you have to keep taking them? Or can u take them for a month and then stop?