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Has anyone taken motillium for M/S? I got some today but it didn't come with a leaflet thingy (you know, the one that tells you the fifty different ways the medicine can kill you) so I don't know what side effects I should be looking out for.
I also got Emetrol but I think it's making me feel worse - has anyone else tried this one?
Hi Tea Lady!
I looked up some side effects info on Motilium for you and this is what I found:
Precautions While Using This Medicine
It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to take it.
If your symptoms do not improve within a few days or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Symptoms of overdose
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur
* Difficulty in speaking; disorientation ; dizziness; fainting; irregular heartbeat; light-headedness ; loss of balance or muscle control
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
* Less common
* Loss of balance or muscle control; swelling of the mouth
o Fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse; swelling of face, hands, lower legs, or feet
. Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome.
* Less common
o Breast milk flowing from the nipple; dry mouth; swelling of the breast in the male; headache; hives; hot flashes; itching of skin; itching, redness, pain, or swelling of eye; menstrual irregularities; pain in the breast
* Change in need to urinate; change in appetite; constipation; diarrhea; burning, difficult, or painful urination ; difficulty in speaking ; dizziness; drowsiness; heartburn; irritability; lack or loss of strength; leg cramps; mental dullness; nervousness; palpitations; sluggishness; stomach cramps; thirst; tiredness; weakness
Not sure about emitrol, but do know that about 25mgs per meal of Vitamin B6 (and this is a minimum - up to 300mgs per day if you're vomiting) helps to relieve morning sickness. I used nature's own brand (50mg tablets).You can't overdocse on it as any your body doesn't need will come out with your wee! Heaps of B6 rocks!! It is completely healthy and isn't a drug, so lots of doctors forget to tell you about it. :( Hope this helps.
I was proscribed Motilium to bring my milk in and I must say that I found it terrible. I was supposed to be taking 4 tablets per day but just on 2 tablets per day I had terrible stomach cramps and the sweats. It constipated me a bit too. I think it affected the taste of my breastmilk as Nathaniel started refusing the breast and his poo turned a weird green colour, so in the end I gave up and stopped taking it. Within a day he was feeding properly and poo was a normal colour again.
Obviously I can't comment on how this works when used for morning sickness but personally I would never touch this drug again.:thumbsdown:
Thanks guys, I'm still taking it atm and I *think* it's working (kind of:rolleyes: ). Unfortunately the morning sickness tabs (with the B6) don't seem to do anything much :( Only a couple of weeks more I hope.........
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