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Dostinex Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is cabergoline (Dostinex)?
- What are the possible side effects of cabergoline (Dostinex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cabergoline (Dostinex)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking cabergoline (Dostinex)?
- How should I take cabergoline (Dostinex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Dostinex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Dostinex)?
- What should I avoid while taking cabergoline (Dostinex)?
- What other drugs will affect cabergoline (Dostinex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking cabergoline (Dostinex)?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to cabergoline, or if you have:
- uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension);
- hypertension caused by pregnancy, including eclampsia and preeclampsia; or
- if you are allergic to any type of ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal Nasal Spray), ergonovine (Ergotrate), or methylergonovine (Methergine).
Before taking cabergoline, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
- liver disease;
- heart disease; or
- a breathing disorder.
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether cabergoline passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take cabergoline (Dostinex)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.
Cabergoline is usually taken twice each week for at least 6 months. Do not take this medication every day unless your doctor tells you to.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis to measure your prolactin levels. Your doctor may want to continue checking your prolactin levels for several months after you stop taking cabergoline. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
Store cabergoline at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Dostinex Information
- Dostinex Drug Interactions Center: cabergoline oral
- Dostinex Side Effects Center
- Dostinex Overview including Precautions
- Dostinex FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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