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Dostinex (Cabergoline)

Dostinex (Cabergoline)

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When is Dostinex prescribed?

Active substance is CABERGOLINE. Dostinex is used to treat conditions connected with high levels of prolactin, a hormone which influences women body (it effects menstrual cycle, lactation, sexual activity). Sometimes high level of prolactin may cause tumors, and here Dostinex is also effective. Dostinex is rather effective in Ekbon syndrom treatment.

What should be known before taking Dostinex?

Dostinex may interact with some medical conditions, so you should inform your doctor or health care provider, if you have any of listed below:

  • high or low blood pressure

  • liver disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to cabergoline, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How is Dostinex used?

The doctor will inform you how to use Dostinex. Ask your pharmacist in the drugstore Dostinex for direct instructions of Dostinex usage.

Dostinex is used orally, regardless to food.

Consult your pediatrician about taking Dostinex by children. You can need special medical control.

Take the pill just when you reminded, if you missed the dose. But if it’s time for taking the next dose, skip the missed pill and continue taking the medicine according to your regime. Never double the dose.

Dostinex interaction with other medicines?

Dostinex may interact other drugs which can worsen side effects. Inform your doctor if you take the drugs listed below:

  • certain medicines for HIV or AIDS

  • ergot medicines like dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, ergoloid mesylates, methysergide

  • droperidol

  • haloperidol

  • imatinib

  • metoclopramide

  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine

Other drugs may interact with Dostinex:

  • blood pressure medications

  • pimozide

so if you take any other medicine, consult your doctor before taking Dostinex.

 If you drink alcohol, smoke, use drugs or any herbs, consult your doctor about Dostinex taking. Your doctor will control your condition and can prescribe you some other medicine.

Important safety information about Dostinex.

Your doctorshould regularly monitor the process of your treatmnet, so do not forget to visit your doctor.

Artane may influence the sight, so regular visits to the doctor are necessary. You may feel dryness in the mouth. Your doctor will tell you about the ways of solving this problem.

You also may have problems with blood pressure.

Drowsiness or dizziness may occur. It is dangerous to drive or operate machines or other mechanisms, while taking Artane. Be careful while standing up or sitting fast, because you may feel dizziness or sonitus. The medicine may interact with alcohol, so avoid drinking during the treatment.

What are the side effects of Dostinex?

Dostinex may cause side effects as many other medicines. Inform your doctor if you have any of the side effects listed below:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • aggression, erratic behavior

  • breathing problems

  • confusion

  • nausea, vomiting

  • swelling in ankles

  • tingling or numbness in hands or feet

  • weakness

There are also side effects which are not very serious and do not require special medical monitoring.

  • constipation or diarrhea

  • drowsiness

  • hair loss

  • headache

  • indigestion

  • low blood pressure

  • nervousness

  • stomach or abdomen pain

  • menstrual pain

Inform your doctor or health care provider, if you have any other of side effects, which are not listed here or disturb you much.

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