cabergoline - oral, Dostinex
GENERIC NAME: CABERGOLINE - ORAL (ka-BER-goe-leen)
BRAND NAME(S): Dostinex
USES: This medication is used to treat high levels of prolactin hormone in your body. High levels of prolactin in women can cause symptoms such as unwanted breast milk and missed periods and can cause difficulty becoming pregnant. High levels of prolactin in men can cause symptoms such as enlarged breasts and decreased sexual ability/desire. Cabergoline is an ergot medication and works by blocking the release of prolactin from the pituitary gland.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually twice a week or as directed by your doctor.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment (prolactin levels). Your doctor will start you at a low dose and slowly increase your dose over several months to help decrease side effects. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, mark the days on the calendar when you need to take the medication.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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