Dostinex (Cabergoline) is used to treat high levels of prolactin. This is a hormone made by the body that affects things like the menstrual cycle, breast milk production, fertility, and sexual function. This medicine also treats high levels of prolactin caused by certain tumours. Dostinex is used to treat a hormone imbalance in which there is too much prolactin in the blood also called hyperprolactinemia. It works by stopping the brain from making and releasing the prolactin hormone from the pituitary gland. Dostinex(Cabergoline) use is usually stopped when prolactin levels are normal for 6 months. It may be given again if symptoms of too much prolactin occur again.
Doses of Dostinex
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so. The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
- Adults-At first, 0.25 milligram two times a week. Your doctor may increase your dose every 4 weeks as needed, according to body prolactin levels, up to 1 mg two times a week.
- Children-Use and dose must be determined by the doctor.
Use and storage-:
Take this medicine exactly as directed by the doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance of side effects. Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat,
Moisture and direct light. Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Precautions of Dostinex-:
It is important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits while you are taking this medicine to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood and other tests for the heart may be needed to check for unwanted effects. Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you think you might be pregnant at any time while you are using this medicine. If you are pregnant, make sure your doctor knows if you also have high blood pressure. You and your doctor should discuss whether you should continue to take this medicine during pregnancy. This medicine may cause some people to become drowsy, dizzy, or less alert than they are normally. Make sure you know how you react to this medicine before you drive, use machines, or do other jobs that require you to be alert.