European Drug Soothes Stomachs - Abstract #490

| Aug 1, 1997

According to some estimates, gastrointestinal symptoms including bloating, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and feeling full after little has been eaten are present in up to 75 percent of people with type 1. When these stomach problems are the result of neuropathy, the condition is called gastroparesis. The condition is clinically under-recognized and hard to treat even after it is identified.

Since 1981, the pharmaceutical company Janssen Pharceutica has made the research drug domperidone available to patients when the currently available drugs are ineffective. The study shows that 12 months of domperidone therapy results in sustained improvement of these symptoms. It also reduced the need for hospitalization from nausea and vomiting by one-third. The drug has been available in other countries for years and, pending FDA approval, could be available in the United States by next year.

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Categories: Gastroparesis (Digestion Problems)


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Posted by olga on 20 March 2008

I have had Type 1 Diabetes since mid-1985, just shy of my fifteenth B-day. Back then it was called Juv. Diabetes. I was hospitalized in Toronto, Canada, where I lived. The old diabetic lady in my semi-private room one foot was black, stinky, missing all toes and days away from being cut off! I was told to look after cuts, have my eyes checked often, to prevent from going blind. Scary! I just turned 37. It took doctors 3 years, dozens of tests, doctors telling me that its in my head, nothing else is wrong. It is GASTROPARESIS. I take 2 domperidone 10 mg. 3 times daily B4 meals only 10 min. before and Pantoloc 40mg. 15 min. before breakfast plus always remind yourself to get up slowly, no sudden head movements! Take gravol daily! On those off days drink glucerna and flat diet gingerale. I started taking Dom. in 2006 & it has saved me from a life of vomitting. I stopped losing weight and feel much better. Neuropathy has affected my whole body, losing feeling in some places on my body, lose balance & bump into things & it effects my heart. GO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR & ASK QUESTIONS, SEE SPECIALISTS & ASK TO BE PUT ON DOMPERIDONE A.S.A.P. Don't eat fried foods, apple skins, lettuce, acidic foods, all pork products & believe it or not Raisin Bran.....eat oatmeal & other carb's. Don't suffer any longer. Your food must stay down inorder to control blood sugars etc.....moods, vision, blood pressure, memory, ketones or have low blood sugar reactions...............and domperidone is inexpensive! I wish that they would change the name gastroparesis. It sounds like a farting condition.


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