cabergoline, Dostinex (cont.)

Pharmacy Author:
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

PRESCRIBED FOR: Cabergoline is used for the treatment of hyperprolactinemic disorders or abnormally high levels of prolactin in the blood.

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:

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

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).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2014


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