Avoid Domperidone in Patients With Heart Disease

You'll see new contraindications for domperidone...now that Health Canada is strengthening label warnings again.

Domperidone is often used to improve GI motility...prevent GI symptoms with dopamine agonists for Parkinson's...or used off-label to stimulate milk production in lactating mothers.

A few years ago, Health Canada warned of the small increased risk of heart arrhythmias or sudden cardiac death associated with domperidone...especially in patients over age 60 or on doses over 30 mg/day.

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