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Friday 25 March 2022

Antiemetic Drugs. Another Pharmaceutical Drug found to cause Strokes

A study published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) on 23 March 2022 has made link between Antiemetic drugs (used for sickness, nausea and vomiting) and strokes.

The study is discussed here in MIMS, specifically mentioning two of these antiemetic drugs, domperidone and metoclopamide.

Fairly routine stuff perhaps - unless you think more deeply about what we are being told, and the unfortunate 'belatedness' of the timing of this information. 

Antiemetic drugs have been with us for a long time, and many millions of people have been prescribed them with no knowledge of their potential danger. Metoclopamide was 'discovered' in the early 1960's, and widely prescribed since the late 1970's. Domperidone has been marketed since 1979. 

And herein lays the problem with conventional medicine, and whether anyone can, or should, place their trust in any of their pharmaceutical drugs.

Why has it taken medical science so long to ascertain that antiemetic drugs can cause strokes? We are told that pharmaceutical drugs are all scientifically tested, and only approved once they are proven to be both safe and effective. And an drug that can cause strokes is, by any definition, not safe! 

Yet these two drugs have been given to many millions of patients, for many decades. The question arises - how many of these unfortunate patients have suffered a stroke as a direct result of taking antiemetic drugs. I have checked; stroke is not mentioned as a 'side effect' of these drugs

Yet this is not a new phenomina. It is a matter of public record that hundreds, even thousands of approved pharmaceutical drugs have been banned or withdrawn in the last 70 years because ultimately they were 'scientifically proven' to be too dangerous to prescribe to patients.

Most patients take pharmaceutical drugs because doctors have assured them they are 'safe'. However, the UK's NHS website informs us that strokes are caused by many factors, such as smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, and excessive alcohol intake. But nowhere does the NHS mention that strokes can be caused by pharmaceutical drugs.As I have written elsewhere, many pharmaceutical drugs, PPI drugs, contraceptive pills, beta blockers, common painkillers, steroid drugs, anti-coagulant drugs, and many others are known to do so - to which, it appears, we can now add antiemetic drugs.

It would seem that conventional medicine would prefer we did not know that the drugs they prescribe to patients have become one of the major reasons for strokes. So it seems unlikely that the general public will ever be told about the link between strokes and antiemetic drug link. They know now - but we won't be told!

This tells us a lot about the pharmaceutical drugs that are still being prescribed and routinely described by doctors as being 'safe'? How many of these drugs will prove to be harmful to our health, either because the adverse drug reactions remain unknown to medical science, or conventional medicine prefers to keep its patients uninformed? Just how dangerous are the drugs we are taking today?

Domperidone and metoclopamide are not safe drugs. Moreover, they were not safe even before the link with strokes was discovered. They are known to cause many other serious adverse reactions, most of them listed on the website. 
The first information given by the webpage gives use about Metoclopamide is a black box warning!
    "Metoclopramide can cause tardive dyskinesia, increaseda serious movement disorder that is often irreversible..."
But it goes on to list a whole host of other adverse drug reactions    , including:
  •  difficulty breathing, speaking and swallowing,
  • fast/irregulat heartbeat,
  • severe continuing headache,
  • increased blood pressure,
  • inability to move eyes,
  • loss of balance,
  • loss of bladder control,
  • seizures,
  • neusea and vomiting (the symptoms they are supposed to treat),
  • and much more.

All to prevent sickness and vomiting!


Domperidone does no less harm to the patient. The Patient Information Leaflet gives a long list of people who should not take the drug, and an array of warnings and precautions. It says that the drug can cause the following adverse reactions:

  • allergies, such as breathing difficulties, itching, wheezing, loss of consciousness, etc.,
  • heart disorders, such as heart rhythm disorders, palpitations, heart attacks, 
  • Intestinal cramps and diarrhoea,
  • recuced sex drive,
  • sore breast of menstrual problems,
  • and much more.

And it is to be guessed how many patients taking these antiemetic drugs were told about any of this prior to taking them. And now, strokes will have to be added to the list of adverse reactions doctors will need to keep from their patients. Describing them as "safe" is so much simpler, and quicker!