Babysosmart posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 01:24 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Hello, I have a question regarding the safety of using domperidone during pregnancy. Have not been able to find any data in the most recent MMM. Have a mom who has self-dosed/self-purchased domperidone out of Canada and has been taking for at least 4-5 months, who now wants to begin trying to become pregnant again, but is concerned about doing this while continuing to take domperidone. I have advised her several times to taper off the domperidone, she refuses due to her fear of losing her current milk supply. Any info regarding safety of use during pregnancy and also any concerns about LT use of domperidone would be appreciated. Thank you. Tiffany Speck, RN, LLL
Tom posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 01:34 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
I too would recommend that she taper BEFORE she gets pregnant. While I cannot find any real data that suggests domperidone is a teratogen in humans, there is substancial evidence that it is a teratogen in animal model systems.
I would not recommend she be taking domperidone while becoming pregnant.
Tom Hale Ph.D.