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Cabergoline oral
CABERGOLINE - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

CABERGOLINE - ORAL

(kah-BURG-oh-leen)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Dostinex

Uses

This medication is used to treat certain hormone problems (excess prolactin). The drug is used to reduce or prevent breast milk production, except after childbirth (postpartum).

OTHER

Uses

This drug may also be used for Parkinson's disease, prolactin-producing tumors and to adjust various hormone levels in certain diseases (ovarian diseases).

How To Use

This drug is taken by mouth twice weekly. Dosage is adjusted generally at 4 week periods based on blood tests (prolactin). Follow all instructions.

Side Effects

Unusual weakness or fatigue, nausea or vomiting, constipation, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, tingling or numbness sensation may occur. If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Unlikely but report promptly: mental or mood changes. Very unlikely but report promptly: fainting, swelling of feet or ankles, breast pain, menstrual changes, vision problems. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies (especially drug allergies), liver disease, psychiatric illness, uncontrolled high blood pressure, high blood pressure during pregnancy. Limit alcohol as it may aggravate side effects of this drug. Caution performing tasks requiring alertness, such as driving. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially of: blood pressure drugs, dopamine blockers (e.g., metoclopramide, antipsychotics such as chlorpromazine, haloperidol). Also report the use of drugs that cause drowsiness such as: sedatives, sleeping pills, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), anti-anxiety medications, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, anti-seizure medications, certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include mental/mood changes, nasal congestion, fainting, lightheadedness, or irregular heartbeat .

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor promptly to establish a new dosing schedule.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.