Posted by Bill
on May 11, 2000 at 21:46:28:
In Reply to: Re: Gastroparesis posted by Kim on May 09, 2000 at 18:39:12:
: : I have had gastroparesis since 1993. I have been on Propulsid since the middle of 1993 and it has worked well for my motility. My GI doctor would like me to try domperidone/motilium to replace the Propulsid. Would like to hear pro/con of this medication. Thanks.
: My doctor said I'd have to travel to Canada to get domperidone for my gastroparesis. I live in NH, so I am not happy about this! Do you know when it will be available in the states? Thanks. Kim
Kim - No I do not know when it will be available in the US. When I was diagnosed back in 1993 with gastroparesis domperidone was one of the medicines the doctors had mentioned. It has not passed FDA approval yet. I have heard that it is in phase II clinical trials but I do not know that for a fact. Since it does not appear to meet the guidelines for this forum to include commercial (ie. business) names I will not post it. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you provide info on how to get the info to you I will send the location my doctor's office recommended I purchase it from in Canada. They have a 1-800 number to call. What they require follows:
1) Full name and social security number (I never like providing this, but in this case I will have to)
2) mailing address
3) phone number with area code at home and/or work
4) a visa or mastercard number for payment
I have not checked on pricing at this time.
Information provided in the note obtained from my doctor contains the following - From our previous experience U.S. Customs will allow import of medication for personal use as long as an American physician prescribes the medication and a copy of the American perscription accompanies the medication. All medication is sent by federal express.
Note: I have observed on several FDA web pages that note what perscriptions have been confiscated. This pharmacy has had a few confiscated.
Sorry this response was so long and I was not able to provide pharmacy name(s) in this post.