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If you are considering purchasing medication from outside the U.S., be aware that, in most circumstances, it is technically not legal for individuals to import prescription drugs; however, U.S. government officials have stated that individuals who order non-controlled prescription drugs from Canada or other foreign sources (up to a three-month supply) for their own use are not being pursued or prosecuted.
How can I save money on Domperidone?
Domperidone is approved in some countries, including Canada, to treat gastrointestinal conditions. It is approved in the United Kingdom for use in the relief of nausea and vomiting. It works by helping your stomach empty faster, decreasing nausea and improving symptoms of vomiting, bloating, and fullness. Domperidone is known to increase lactation in breastfeeding women, but it’s not approved for this use in any country.
Is Domperidone available in the U.S.?
Domperidone is not approved for sale in the U.S.
The FDA released a warning and import alert on June 7, 2004, stating that distributing any domperidone-containing products is illegal. The FDA has instructed field personnel to detain shipments of domperidone drug products and domperidone bulk ingredients because of serious health risks linked with the use of domperidone in lactating women who want to increase breast milk production. These serious health risks have been reported in case studies and include sudden death, cardiac arrest arrhythmias, and drug excretion in the breast milk.
Even though domperidone is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and therefore is not available for sale in the United States the FDA recognizes in some patients the benefits of the drug may outweigh the risks. For this reason, the FDA has created a program for people to obtain Domperidone internationally through an expanded access investigational new drug application. Physicians can apply to this program on behalf of their patients with severe gastrointestinal conditions.
Domperidone Availability & Access
If you live in the U.S., speak to your healthcare provider to submit an expanded access IND for domperidone. They can get the process started for you here:
Also, there is good news regarding the cost. In the U.S., regulations prohibit charging a patient for an investigational drug unless FDA gives authorization to do so (21 CFR 312.8).
Domperidone is available as an over-the-counter (OTC) medication in many countries, such as Mexico, New Zealand, Chile, Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, China, and South Africa.
Domperidone Savings through Online Pharmacies Located in Other Countries
You may be able to purchase Domperidone from verified online pharmacies if you have a valid prescription from your provider. Depending on the condition for which you seek treatment, the pharmacy may decline to dispense this product to you. Please check with the online pharmacy before ordering. You can search verified pharmacies on our website. Domperidone 10mg can be found for as low as $0.16 per tablet.
If you're looking for Domperidone online, the brand and generic versions available through credentialed international online pharmacies in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program are currently only in the tablet or suspension (powder) formulation.
Often, doctors and nurses choose the medication in their computer system when prescribing. If the doctor wrote that you need 120 10 mg capsules and also included how many capsules to take daily, then the tablet form is an effective option available to you at a pharmacy.
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Ask your healthcare provider for an alternative prescription, such as metoclopramide. Metoclopramide is used to help relieve symptoms of vomiting, nausea, bloating, fullness, and heartburn caused by patients who experience slow stomach emptying.
Domperidone Manufacturing Information
Generic domperidone from Canada is manufactured by PharmaScience, Jamp Pharma or Marcon Pharmaceuticals.
Generic Domperidone from UK is manufactured by Bristol, Co-Pharma or Manx Pharma.
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Updated 3/14/2019Updated March 15, 2019