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#121 of 442 Old 09-25-2007, 10:58 PM
 
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I have a question and forgive me if this has already been discussed. I searched and did not find an answer.

I read recently that it is actually illegal to dispense or compound domperidone for lactation.

http://www.fda.gov/cder/news/domperidone.htm

So, how do you get it? I was thinking of recommending a friend ask her doc about it but then I read the above. So, what do you do?

I've been wondering the same thing. If it's illegal for pharmacists to sell, who is selling it?
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See post #46 for a link to the "legality" and politics behind the domperidone statement by the FDA. It IS legal to obtain from a compounding pharmacy. Additionally, you can get it from several overseas pharmacies without prescriptions.
So... Is it "legal" to sell my leftovers?
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we buy it from new zealand. no Rx needed.

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So... Is it "legal" to sell my leftovers?
: I don't know. It's not a controlled substance, like a narcotic. Is it legal to sell anything like a prescription drug?

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: I don't know. It's not a controlled substance, like a narcotic. Is it legal to sell anything like a prescription drug?
It is illegal to sell prescription drugs to someone without a script, that for sure I do know.
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I've been wondering the same thing. If it's illegal for pharmacists to sell, who is selling it?
No, it's legal for pharmacists to sell, because domperidone can be legally compounded for other conditions (decreased gastric motility, for example). It jsut can't be (legally) used for lactation.

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ok i heard something once a while ago about dpd and licorice, anyone know?

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ok i heard something once a while ago about dpd and licorice, anyone know?
looking for info now on this now, and bumping. I just got my order. I have been struggling w/BF'ing since the twins were 6 weeks old.

Now that I'm working again, my supply has crashed and I have had to supplement, which I am so, so heartbroken about.

Anyway, I will post my results with a bump!!!!
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Someone was asking about Domperidone during pregnancy for low supply. Specifically for pregnancy, there is very little data whether it's good or bad. Dr. Hale does not list any risk category for it during pregnancy, but Domperidone is considered an L1 safetest category for breastfeeding.

This is from the manufacturer's data safety sheet. Though it sounds : this is actually a very mild warning.

http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/Profs/Dat...otiliumtab.htm

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Use in Pregnancy

There are limited post-marketing data on the use of domperidone in pregnant women. A study in rats has shown reproductive toxicity at a high, maternally toxic dose. The potential for humans is unknown. Therefore, MOTILIUM should only be used during pregnancy when justified by the anticipated therapeutic benefit.
I would consider taking it during pregnancy, but I am afraid it probably wouldn't do much good. Most of the low supply there is due to high levels of estrogen. If anyone tries it, I would be intereseted to know the results.

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I just started taking dom, got it from a compounding pharmacy, since they could get it to me faster than the overseas options I found.

But, I think it's upsetting my stomach (gas, belching--lovely!) Anyone else experience this and develop any good strategies? (Take on a full stomach, instead of empty? Divide the doses differently? --I've been taking 30mg/3x day)

A previous post got me thinking about whether I could/should take it with acidophilus.

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Motillium is not the same exactly as compounded dom. If you get compounded domperidone, you can ask for them to put acidophilus in with it. Then it will be dom + acidophilus. That's it.
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It increases gastric motility, so I'm not surprised you have those side effects. You can try dividing the daily dose to see if that helps.

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i take 14 a day.
3 in the am, 3 at bedtime and two at a time divided ebtween the hours i am up. it helps me if i am taking it through the day rather than in big chuncks, since i have to take so much for my supply to have ANY increase, it works best that way for me.

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Thanks for the advice about dividing the doses. Unfortunately I got 30mg capsules, since the compounding pharmacy was more expensive and I was taking 3 anyway and 1 30mg capsule was cheaper than 3 10mg. Oh well, I have some 10mg's on their way from In House Pharmacy, so then I can try splitting up the dose differently. Today I tried taking it w/ food, which helps a bit.

BTW, the patient information sheet that came w/ my order was about taking Dom for milk production, not gastric issues, lol!

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Help! I'm on Reglan (4 weeks now) and it's making me super depressed but I can't find a doc to prescribe the Motilium or a pharmacy to make it!

Who else has been on Reglan and can you compare the Reglan to Motilium?

How can I get my hands on some Motilium to try it? Anyone in Ohio? I feel like I'm going crazy. My milk supply is low, even lower since my stupid doctor put me on a combo birth control pill over a week ago. I only took it for 4 days before realizing what happened (prior to that, my milk supply was good, but I was still on Reglan). I started Fenugreek a couple days ago and have Blessed Thistle on the way. Also taking Mother's Milk tea 3x day. What else can I do? I've been feeding non-stop to boost supply. My depression is really bad right now though and all I seem to feel like doing is feeding baby, but then that gets me more down when I realize I don't have enough milk!!

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I forgot to add... my baby is 10 weeks old now and about 8 lbs. My goal is to breastfeed for 6 months. I'm 41 and prone to anxiety. DS was born 5 lb 6 oz, dropped to 4 lb 14 oz 4 days later due to low milk supply and sucking problem (sleepy baby). I had to start supplementing with formula to get his weight up. My doc prescribed Reglan when he was 6 weeks old. He WAS gaining an ounce a day prior to being put on the combo birth control pill (STUPID DOC!)... it was same doc who put me on Reglan so he should have known better!

So from 6 to 10 weeks I've been on Reglan, now my supply is low and my depression is great and I NEED to find someone who can help direct me to finding this motilium soon so I can get the heck off this Reglan.

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See the first page for ordering information. Most people get it oversease from inhousepharmacy.com

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There is dosage information on the first page, and the link to kellymom discussed this further.

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Has anyone not had success with domperidone? what do you do then?
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are you not seeing results? how much are you taking?
still drinking lots of water?
i have to take 14 to 16 10mg pills a day to see results.

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well, I'm waiting on my second shipment. My first order of 100 (from a local compounding pharmacy--$$$) went fast. I took 9 10mg pills a day and didn't see much of a difference. of course 100 pills don't last long when you're taking 9/day, so maybe I just need to continue with it. And drink more water. and pump more. and and and...

(and thanks for letting me know that someone out there takes that much--maybe I'll boost my intake when it comes in...)
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Just joining this thread I am trying to learn more about doperidone. There isn't a lot of info here in Germany.
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