Motilium®

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral suspension (generic domperidone)
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral suspension (generic domperidone)
Liquid strengths
1mg/mL (generic domperidone)
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes- suspension
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer domperidone oral suspension via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Draw up the required dose into an enteral syringe, then draw up an equivalent volume of water. Shake to mix, and administer via enteral feeding tube. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.
Available as other formulations?
Suppositories (imported)
Note
-
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Domperidone
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication.