Dostinex (Cabergoline) is a prescription medication that is used to treat high levels of prolactin hormone in your body. Cabergoline is a dopamine receptor agonist. It works be blocking prolactin secretion from the pituitary gland. High levels of prolactin in women can cause symptoms such as unwanted breast milk and missed periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. In men it can cause symptoms such as enlarged breasts and decreased sexual ability desire.
The brand Dostinex comes from Turkey and is available in the strength of 0.5mg tablets. The generic comes from India (also known as Cabgolin by Sun Pharma) and Canada (also known as Apo-Cabergoline by Apotex) is available in the strength of 0.25 mg and 0.5 mg tablets.
Common side effects include:
• Lack or loss of strength;
• Upset stomach
Serious side effects include:
• Breast pain;
• Changes in vision;
• Mood changes;
• Painful menses;
• Shortness of breath;
• Unusual tiredness
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to Cabergoline, or to other ergot medications. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical conditions and also inform your doctor about all the medications you are currently taking including OTC and herbal medications. There may be an interaction between Cabergoline and other medications such as macrolides, phenothiazines, and triptans, etc.
A Simple Guide to Dostinex (Cabergoline) for Hyperprolactinemia
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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