Apuldon Suppository, Tablet, Oral Suspension, Drops, Suspension
Apuldon is dopamine receptor (D2) antagonist which selectively inhibits dopamine at the D2 receptor. It acts principally at receptors in the chemoreceptor trigger zone (CTZ) and also at receptors in the stomach.
Stimulation of gut motility in-
- Non-ulcer dyspepsia
- Oesophageal reflux, reflux oesophagitis and gastritis
- Diabetic gastroparesis
- Functional dyspepsia
- Speeding barium transit in follow through radiological studies
Prevention and symptomatic relief of acute nausea and vomiting from any cause including cytotoxic therapy, radiotherapy and antiparkinsonism therapy.
In the prophylactic treatment of migraine.
Apuldon is also used to associated treatment for these conditions: Diabetic Gastroparesis, Dyspepsia, Erosive Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Non-erosive Reflux Esophagitis Disease (NERD), Upper gastrointestinal motility disorders
|Domperidone Other Names||Domperidona, Domperidone, Domperidonum|
|Weight||30mg, 10mg, 5mg/ 5ml, 5mg/ ml, 15mg,|
|Type||Suppository, Tablet, Oral Suspension, Drops, Suspension|
|Therapeutic Class||Motility Stimulants, Motility stimulants/Dopamine antagonist, Prokinetic drugs|
|Manufacturer||Aristopharma Ltd, Aristopharma Ltd,|
|Available Country||Bangladesh, Philippines|
|Last Updated:||June 23, 2021 at 11:19 am|
Adults: 10 - 20 mg every 4 - 8 hours daily
Children: 0.2 - 0.4 mg/kg every 4 - 8 hours daily.
Apuldon tablet and suspension should be taken 15 - 30 minutes before a meal. For acute nausea and vomiting, maximum period of treatment is 12 weeks.
Apuldon may produce hyperprolactinemia which may cause galactorrhea & breast enlargement, soreness and reduced libido. It may rarely cause dry mouth, thirst, headache, nervousness, drowsiness, diarrhea, skin rash and itching.
Apuldon should be used with absolute caution in case of children because there may be an increased risk of extra-pyramidal reactions in young children because of an incompletely developed blood brain barrier.
Apuldon may reduce the hypoprolactinaemic effect of bromocriptine. Anti-muscarinics and opioid analgesics may antagonize the action of Apuldon on gastrointestinal function.
- Take before a meal. Take 15-30 minutes before meals.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding use
Use in pregnancy: The safety of this drug has not been established for pregnant women. So it is not recommended during pregnancy.
Use in lactation: Apuldon may precipitate galactorrhea and improve postnatal lactation, which is secreted in breast milk but in very small quantities insufficient to be considered harmful.
Apuldon is contraindicated to the patients who have hypersensitivity to this drug and in case of neonates.
Overdose has been reported primarily in infants and children. Symptoms of overdosage may include disorientation, somnolence and extrapyramidal reactions. There is no specific antidote to domperidone, but in the event of overdose, the administration of activated charcoal may be useful. Anticholinergics, antiparkinson drugs may be useful in controlling extrapyramidal reactions. The patient should be observed closely and supportive measures employed.
Store in a cool dry place protected from light. Keep out of reach of children.