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    Cabergoline

    Information about Cabergoline

    Cabergoline uses

    Cabergoline is used in treatment of High levels of prolactin. It can stop breast milk production (lactation) in case of stillbirth, abortion or miscarriage.

    How cabergoline works

    Cabergoline works by decreasing the release of prolactin, a hormone that stimulates breast milk production. This stops the production of breast milk in case of stillbirth, abortion or miscarriage.

    Common side effects of cabergoline

    Nausea, Peripheral edema, Heart valve disease
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    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    Last updated on:
    23 Aug 2019 | 04:41 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Cabergoline

    • Cabergoline is used to treat conditions such as infertility or abnormal production of breast milk (galactorrhoea) caused due to excess production of a natural hormone called prolactin.
    • Take it with or after food to avoid side effects such as nausea or indigestion.
    • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
    • Do not take Cabergoline if you are breastfeeding.
    • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Cabergoline can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
    • Regular monitoring of blood pressure may be advised during treatment with Cabergoline.

    Frequently asked questions for Cabergoline

    Cabergoline

    Q. What is Cabergoline and what is it used for?

    Cabergoline contains Cabergoline, which belongs to a group of medicines that reduces the level of prolactin. It is used to treat medical problems such as galactorrhoea due to abnormally high level of prolactin. It is also used to stops breast milk production (lactation) in case of stillbirth, abortion or miscarriage.

    Q. How and in what dose should I take Cabergoline?

    Take this medicine, as per the advice of your doctor. The advised dose and duration depend on your medical condition. It is recommended to take this medicine with food or after food, to reduce the chances of nausea or vomiting.

    Q.  What are the possible side effects of using Cabergoline?

    During the first few days of treatment, this medicine may decrease your blood pressure which could make you feel dizzy. So, it is recommended that you change your position slowly when trying to sit, stand or lie down during the initial days of the treatment. Your doctor may suggest you to monitor your blood pressure regularly during these days. The other common side effects are drowsiness, nausea, headache, dizziness, vertigo, stomach pain, indigestion, fatigue, and weakness. If any of these side effects bother you, consult your doctor.

    Content on this page was last updated on 23 August, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)