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jasperc163 Mon 08-Jun-09 12:30:48

For those of you that have tried it - did it work? If so how quickly?

Been using about 3 days or so now, no significant difference really.


helenlouisey Mon 08-Jun-09 13:42:38

I used it but am afraid it didn't help, I ended up being prescribed Domperidone from my GP which worked within about 2 - 3 days I think. Good luck

jasperc163 Mon 08-Jun-09 14:27:35

thanks helenlouisey. As a matter of interest did they agree to give you domperidone because of lack of weight gain?

helenlouisey Mon 08-Jun-09 17:14:28

I had a baby in SCBU so I was expressing and knew that the amounts I was producing was low and wasn't enough and I really struggled to increase / maintain my supply through expressing alone. I was lucky that my GP was very sympathetic and prescribed Domperidone straight away. Maybe do a search for Domperidone on the board as I know lots of other ladies have used it on here, to see what their experiences were like to get it prescribed. Good Luck

jasperc163 Tue 09-Jun-09 13:35:16

GP has given me domperidone. What dosage did you use?


helenlouisey Tue 09-Jun-09 17:11:58

Hi, I started off on 3 tablets 3 times a day, so 9 in total, but ended up on 3 tablets, 4 times a day (12 in total) I then weaned down to 2 tablets 3 times a day. There is lots of info

here on kellymom

and on Dr Jack Newmans site here getting started and stopping here

Good luck

jasperc163 Tue 09-Jun-09 17:16:02

Thanks - thats more than i was given, She said to try 1 tab 3 times a day and then up it if doesnt work. Sounds like it wont at that amount.
Any side effects? I am getting stomach cramps already.

thanks for the links

helenlouisey Tue 09-Jun-09 19:31:51

Nope no side effects at all, it should help with the stomach cramps I think, domperidone is the same as motilium 10 , so should help with things like nausea , fullness, belching, heavy bloated stomach symptoms, trapped wind and heartburn.

Hope the stomach cramps go away soon

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