Cabgolin 0.5 Mg (Cabergoline)
Also known as: Generic Dostinex (Cabergoline) 0.25 mg
Active ingredient: Cabergoline
Packaging Type: 4 tabs/blister
Manufacturer : Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries
Product Code: PR10059
What is Cabgolin 0.5 Mg?
Cabgolin is prescribed to treat disorders associated with abnormal levels of the hormone prolactin. It may occur due to pituitary gland malfunction or a tumor. It is also prescribed to manage abnormal milk production due to higher levels of prolactin in the blood.
Class and Mechanism of Action
Cabgolin contains Cabergoline which is a dopamine receptor agonist. The secretion of prolactin by the pituitary gland is controlled by the hypothalamus through the action of dopamine. Cabgolin is an agonist of dopamine receptors and by binding to them it directly exerts an inhibitory action on the secretion of prolactin and reduces milk production.
Looking after your drug
Store it between 20 to 250C in an airtight container. Do not share it with anyone else and keep away from kids and pets.
How to take Cabgolin 0.5 Mg?
Take it by mouth as prescribed by your doctor.
Initial dose is 0.25mg two times in a week. It is increased gradually. Consult your doctor for the prescription.
Seek medical help in case of an overdose.
If you miss a dose consult your doctor.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not share. Mark your calendar for your doses or set reminder so that you do not miss a dose. Talk to your doctor about its safety and interaction with other medicines.
Possible Side Effects
· Constipation, bloating, Excessive gas or full feeling
· Indigestion, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting
· Weakness or lethargy
· Headache, dizziness
When should Cabgolin 0.5 Mg not be used?
Allergy to the medicine, High B.P., heart valve problems, fibrosis of internal organs, along with sumatriptan or antipsychotic drugs
How long should you take Cabgolin 0.5 Mg?
Take it as long as prescribed.