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Old 05-26-2006, 09:33 PM   #11
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unfortunatly not MA where I am from

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Old 05-26-2006, 10:01 PM   #12
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I have gastroparesis (the stomach ailment it treats) and while it's under control right now, if I need it my US doctor will prescribe me doperidone. It is not illegal in the US, many pharmacies will formulate it for you.
It may be true that many pharmacies will formulate it for you, but many pharmacies (including several from the list on the link you provided) have been issued warning letters by the FDA. This is from the FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/ANSWER.../ANS01292.html

The letters issued by FDA today stated that all drug products containing domperidone (whether compounded or not) violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) because they are unapproved new drugs and misbranded. In addition, distribution within the U.S., or importation of domperidone-containing products, violates the law. FDA informed the warning letter recipients that further violations of the Act may result in enforcement actions including seizure and injunction.

Like you, I also read that it was a marketing decision by the drug manufacturer not to pursue FDA approval. I also read that there are risks associated with the drug (duh...there are risks associated with all drugs!) Even in Canada, apparently it comes with a warning that it should not be used by breastfeeding mothers because it is unknown how it will affect the nursing baby. Personally, I wish that they would do the testing and research necessary to get it labelled and approved for increasing milk supply all over the world. They know that a significant number of people are using it for that already. In fact, maybe I just don't know too many people with gastroparesis (?) but I would venture a guess that more people use it for lactation than for what it's labelled for! Still, as much as I wish they would approve it for use here in the US, they haven't, so if someone is thinking of using it, they need to consider that.
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:17 PM   #13
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Man that blows because I ried the alternate drug Reglan and it is evil!! It made me so anxiety ridden that I felt like tearing off my skin. One of its known and common side effects is auditory hallucinations! I couldn't take it even for two days. When I am pregnant the condition is exacerbated so that I vomit up every dinner. Reglan really worked but the side effects were far worse than the puking so I went off of it. My only hope for a decent pregnancy was the doperidone...

If it comes down to it, I'll break the law. I asked DH about it (he's an asst district attorney) he said with a non-narcotic it's a misdemeanor and he doubts that anyone would ever be caught much less charged.

It makes me sad to think that someones only shot at nursing is a crime.

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Yuck! I've heard that Reglan has some pretty nasty side effects! The breastfeeding board I've been going to for the past two years is in Canada and half the women on there have used Domperidone. I was just talking to one of the PAs in my doc's office who happened to be nursing one day and the subject came up. She told me that they usually use Reglan here instead of Domperidone but she didn't elaborate. When I went to look up side effects for the other poster, that's the first I'd heard that it was illegal here! It does suck...I so wish they would do the necessary steps to get it labelled for lactation...for pete's sake this is a drug company! Do they not realize what a huge market there would be if they would just make the investment? And the FDA? They're plenty quick to approve other drugs without much research (Viagra, those arthritis drugs I can't think of the name of right now), why not one that could actually help so many people? Maybe the formula conspiracy does have something to do with it after all!
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Old 05-26-2006, 11:13 PM   #15
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that was kinda funny formula conspiracy yep maybe
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Old 05-26-2006, 11:27 PM   #16
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I know that a lot of moms have given you a lot of great advice. But being that milk supply, or lack there of hits home to me, I felt the need to share. I am proudly beginning my 7 month mark of almost exclusively BF'ding my DS. I am a breast reduction mommy and was not sure if I was even going to be able to nurse at all. With my first son I was uneducated as to how I could increase my supply, so unfortunatly I only bf'd him for 12 weeks. This time I was sure to find out ALL of my options. I have used DPD.. I orded it online from outsite of the country. I felt personally that it was better then reglan, which did nothing for me. THe only problem is that eventually it got stopped at the border and I didnt want to take that chance again. SO I ended up going with an herbal route that acutally worked better for me then DPD in the long run. Of course I take fenugreek, 3 caps, 3x's a day. But I also have added Blessed Thistle(same dosage as Fenugreek) and to top it off I take a tincture of Goats rue 3'xs a day too. I know it seems like a lot but lemme tell ya! It has worked miracles. I am able to make up 3/4 of what my baby needs everday which is no small thing for a mom post breast reduction. So I would highly recommend the herbal route.. its easier to get ahold of here in the states and natural, which is always a plus! Sorry this is so long, I just know whats its like to need to increase my supply and this is what worked for me. Good luck!!! Oh and on a side note.. with the DPD.. I felt an increase about 2 weeks into taking it.. like my milk had come in for a second time!
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Old 05-27-2006, 08:11 AM   #17
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Unfortuantely, that list of pharmacies needs to be updated - I called all within 200 miles of me and had no luck.

I have had no side effects from the DPD, and was able to exclusively feed DD her breakfast. It is worth it to me. Also, they code the shipment overseas as "dietary supplements" so that customs will not seize it.

It technically IS illegal - and ordering it from overseas has been great for me, and I will continue to do so!
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Old 05-27-2006, 09:50 AM   #18
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All I have heard is good from this drug. I only get about 3 drops of milk from each breast right now and I really really want to nurse my daughter again. I have no allergies to medications and I am way way to healthy.
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:44 AM   #19
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www.globaldrug.tv is where I got mine from. $30 for 100 10mg pills with shipping - got them in 2 weeks.
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Old 05-31-2006, 01:24 PM   #20
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Good news!!!!!

My milk got as low as 1/2 ounce every time I pumped, sometimes less. Now, after a week and a half on the Domperidon, I had seen only a little increase - up to 2 ounces per pump. So I increased my dosage, 30mg 3x/day, since I had only been taking 20mg 3x/day, and I woke up engorged as crazy today, and nursed my baby, then pumped 4 ounces and then another 2 ounces. I suspect I will get another 2 ounces this afternoon, and then be able to nurse her again - so I'll have enough to send 2 full bottles of breastmilk to daycare daily.

I am SO thrilled that my baby girl now gets more breastmilk than formula. She was getting MAYBE one full serving of breastmilk per day - and now she'll be getting only one to two bottles of formula per day. Hooray!!!
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