Dostinex (Cabergoline) (ca BER goe leen)
What is Dostinex (Cabergoline) used for?
Dostinex (Cabergoline) treats excessively high levels of a hormone known as prolactin in the body. Women with high levels of this hormone can experienced missed periods, unwanted breast milk production and difficulty conceiving. Men may experience an enlargement of the breasts and a decreased sex drive. This medication is a type of ergot medication, which blocks the pituitary gland from releasing prolactin.
How should I use Dostinex (Cabergoline)?
Dostinex (Cabergoline) tablets are taken by mouth. This drug is normally taken twice per week, or as prescribed by your physician. Only take the amount that your physician has told you to take. You should inform your physician if your side effects persist or worsen.
What are the side effects of Dostinex (Cabergoline)?
Some side effects of Dostinex (Cabergoline) include:
If other more serious side effects occur, including swollen limbs, changes in vision or pain in the breasts, you should immediately inform your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Dostinex (Cabergoline). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.