Dostinex® (cabergoline)

What is Dostinex generic (cabergoline)?

Dostinex generic (Cabergoline) is meant to treat a hormonal imbalance in which there is excessive hyperprolactinemia). It other words, it is a dopamine receptor agonist that reduces the concentration of prolactin hormone that is out from the pituitary gland.There may be other purposes of Cabergoline not mentioned in this medication guide. But still it is worth-paying an attention.

What is the most important information I should know about Dostinex generic (cabergoline)?

In case you are allergic to cabergoline then do not use this medicine. Further, if you have had any kind of heart problems, liver problems, breathing disorder, or pregnancy-related high blood pressure then also the use of medicine is not encouraged. Besides, in case you feel allergy to any kind of ergot medicine like ergotamine dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal) (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), ergonovine (Ergotrate), or methylergonovine (Methergine) even then inform your doctor about them before taking Dostinex generic.Usually the doctor recommended the use of medicine twice every week for at least six months. The use of medicine should be made exactly as prescribed by the doctor.In case you are taking other medications for any treatment then also inform your doctor about them.

Always remember that the intake of cabergoline may result in increased sexual desires, other intense urges, or unusual urges to gamble. Do not panic just inform your health care provider about the same.To check whether cabergoline is suiting you or not you may be asked to get your blood tested frequently. Your health care provider may like to see body’s prolactin levels for more than a few months after you discontinue taking cabergoline. Therefore it is must to keep in touch with him.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking Dostinex generic (cabergoline)?

In case you are allergic to cabergoline then do not use this medicine. Further, if you have had any kind of heart problems, liver problems, breathing disorder, or pregnancy-related high blood pressure then also the use of medicine is not encouraged. Besides, in case you feel allergy to any kind of ergot medicine like ergotamine dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal) (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), ergonovine (Ergotrate), ormethylergonovine (Methergine) even then inform your doctor about them before taking Dostinex generic.

FDA pregnancy category B

The use of Cabergoline is not believed to trouble going-to-be born baby. In case you are pregnant or planning to become one or a breast-feeding mom just inform your doctor before taking Dostinex generic(cabergoline).

Dostinex generic (cabergoline) side effects

Even though the intake of Dostinex generic (cabergoline) is tolerable for the patient but there are situations when an emergency medical help may be needed.

Call your doctor immediately in case you find following symptoms:

  • Rapid weight gain
  • Lower back pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tired
  • You may feel like passing out
  • Urinating less than normal
  • Swelling in anklets or feet
  • Chest discomfort

More side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Numbness
  • Hot flashes
  • Impressed mood

The above may not be a complete list of side effects. In case you find some unusual side effects then report about the same to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 FREE.

What happens if I miss a dose?

In case you miss a dose then take the skipped dose as soon as remembers. But the missed dose should only be taken if the next dose is not scheduled to avoid the side effects of overdose.

What happens if I overdose?

In case you overdose yourself with Dostinex generic then call your doctor for medical assistance. Besides, you can also report about the same at the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 FREE.Some common signs of overdose are hallucination, or fainting and stuffy nose.

What should I avoid while taking Dostinex generic (cabergoline)?

You should avoid getting up too fast from a lying position, or you may feel giddy. In other words, try getting up slowly to get rid of fall.

How should I take Dostinex generic (cabergoline)?

You should listen to all instructions given by the doctor and start taking medicine accordingly. To avoid any mistakes you can also read through all the instructions carefully mentioned on the label. Never try to increase or decrease the amount of dosage or use it for longer than recommended as it may delay the treatment.While you are using the medicine your doctor may ask for certain medical tests, including ECG or electrocardiograph (also known as EKG).

Your doctor will perform tests to make sure you do not have heart conditions that would prevent you from safely using cabergoline. Your heart function may also need to be checked using an electrocardiograph or ECG (sometimes called an EKG). This machine measures electrical activity of the heart.

The doctor may like to change the dosages of Dostinex generic for best outcomes. The medicUsually the doctor recommended the use of medicine twice every week for at least six months. The use of medicine should be made exactly as prescribed by the doctor. In case you are taking other medications for any treatment then also inform your doctor about them.Store Dostinex generic (Cabergoline) at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

Reviews for Cabergoline

User Rating: 10

For Hyperprolactinemia: Without a doubt the medicine has done wonders, but on the other end, it also has blocked my nose. Overall, I will give only positive feedback no complaints regarding the use of cabergoline.

User Rating: 8.0

Dostinex generic (cabergoline) for Hyperprolactinemia: Yes, it is a great medicine. It has helped to keep my prolactin level normal, even though I feel dizzy sometimes.

User Rating: 3.0

Dostinex generic (cabergoline) for Hyperprolactinemia: I am not fully satisfied. Since I have started taking this medicine, signs of severe headache and faintness are observed.