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What is Cabergoline used for?

Cabergoline is used to treat high levels of prolactin hormone (hyperprolactinemia) in your body. It treats symptoms caused by excess prolactin levels such as unwanted breast milk, irregular or missed periods, and enlarged breasts in men. This medicine blocks the release of prolactin from the pituitary gland. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Cabergoline?

The dosage of Cabergoline prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Cabergoline can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Cabergoline?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Cabergoline medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Cabergoline?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Cabergoline, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Cabergoline?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Cabergoline.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Cabergoline, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Cabergoline can interact with beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Cabergoline?

Like other medicines, Cabergoline can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Cabergoline are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Cabergoline cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Cabergoline develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Cabergoline can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, constipation, stomach upset, and headache. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Cabergoline.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Cabergoline?

Is it possible for me to take Cabergoline with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Cabergoline?
What are the possible drug interactions of Cabergoline?
How will Cabergoline work in my body?
How should Cabergoline be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Cabergoline drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Cabergoline is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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