cabergoline, Dostinex (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects are:

 Less commonly reported side effects are:

  • abnormal heart rhythm changes,
  • pain in the upper middle area of the stomach,
  • nosebleeds, and
  • temporary blindness in one half of the visual field in one or both eyes.

Rare (occurring in <1% of patients) side effects include:



PREPARATIONS: Oral tablets: 0.5 mg

STORAGE: Tablets should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

DOSING: Cabergoline is better tolerated when administered with food.

For the treatment of hyperprolactinemia in adults: The recommended starting dose of cabergoline is 0.25 mg twice weekly. The dose is gradually increased usually by adding 0.25 mg per week at monthly intervals up to 1 mg twice weekly based on serum prolactin levels. Once a normal serum prolactin level is maintained for at least 6 months, cabergoline may be discontinued. Prolactin levels in these patients must be monitored to determine if restarting treatment is necessary.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2014

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