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Cabergoline And Pregnancy
?: Dostinex (cabergoline) helps reduce elevated prolactin levels, hence facilitating preganancy if infertility is due to elevated prolactin levels. Obviously, there are other variables involved, if you suspect pregnancy, then do a pregnancy test. Typically, prolactin levels are repeated in about 4-6 weeks, after medication is started ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I've been ttc for 4yrs found that prolactin is high & have small tumor was put on dostinex (cabergoline) how long does it take 2 work &what r my chances of pregnancy?
Varies: Medications that alter hormone levels like prolactin may need to be adjusted. The same goes for dostinex (cabergoline). At first every 4 weeks your prolactin level should be rechecked, so your dose can be adjusted. If you get normal periods they are probably in the right dose range. ...Read more
Can I get pregnant while taking cabergoline 0.5? is there any risk on pregnancy? Can I take folic acid and vitamin tab along with cabergoline??
Pregnant in fifth month, in the first 2 or 3 weeks of pregnancy I took dostinex (cabergoline) tab, drank alcohols\cigarettes\had chest xray on week1or 2, any harms?
Tough to say: All these things are certainly NOT recommended when pregnant, but there have been many other examples of women doing the same types of things, and the babies have been fine. Time will tell, and be sure to keep regular appointments with your OB/GYN, stay healthy, and be well. Best wishes. ...Read more
Perhaps: It is used in other countries to treat pd, it is not approved in the us to treat pd. It may interact with a persons pd medications and should only be taken under the care of a physician. ...Read more
Yes: Dostinex (cabergoline) lowers prolactin levels. High prolactin levels can inhibit orgasms. Therefore, Dostinex (cabergoline) can be used to make it easier (or possible) to have an orgasm. Prolactin levels increase each time you have an orgasm. That is why it is hard for men to have orgasms if they have a lot of orgasms. ...Read more
Severe reaction:: If experience one of these severe allergic reactions, please seek immediate care from your medical practitioner. Cabergoline allergies can consist of rash, hives, swelling of lips or mouth, chest pain, shortness of breath, mood changes such as depression, vision changes, behaviour changes (eg aggression). An allergy can also occur if you are allergic to one of the ingredients, eg ergotamine. ...Read more
Trick question?: Hi. Let's assume you had galactorrhea & amenorrhea (hyperprolactinemia syndrome). You go on cabergoline. The breast milk stops and periods start back up. Are the periods coming once a month with normal flow? You know the answer to that, not us docs out here in internet-land. Good luck! ...Read more
My prolactin was lowered to 5 with cabergoline, no tumor, how long before I can stop the medication?
Depends: If your prolactin was elevated due to another medication, which you're no longer taking - you may not need the cabergoline. Otherwise, your doctor may elect a trial where you stop the medication and follow prolactin levels. Most commonly, they will rise after a period of time, necessitating reinitiation of the cabergoline. ...Read more
If you have explored all the other reasons for it and come up empty handed, is insomnia somthing that cabergoline can improve?
Does raising your dopamine levels (in my case with cabergoline to lower my elevated prolactin) help improve my sleepless nights?
There is no data.:
If you're having trouble sleeping try melatonin.
It's very safe and works best if you take it at least an hour before bedtime.
It is melatonin and that's what the brain produces in all of us to put us to sleep. ...Read more
My prolactin is 42, I am 5ft 3 in tall, 108 lbs, on cabergoline. Could 0.5mg be too strong for my frame? Side effects are bothersome.
My obgyn prescribe me dostinex (cabergoline). 25mg twice a week. I would like to know, why I can't take it daily or maybe more times a week?
I'm very sensitive to all meds, on cabergoline for elevated prolactin, in range now, im afraid I will have withdrawl from dopamine increase.?
As above: Best thing to discuss with u prescriber. ...Read more
My wife has a microadenome and used lisuride for 1 year, stopped it for 1 mth and then replaced with cabergoline. Now she has a delay (7 days) Normal?
Get pregnancy test: women on Carbegoline treatment who could not conceive previously due to hyperprolactinemia (high blood prolactin levels) may become pregnant after starting this medication. Therefore please get a pregnancy test for her. Although relatively safe in pregnancy carbegoline is NOT the drug of choice in pregnancy. Therefore consult a Endocrinologist if she is pregnant about the choice of treatment. ...Read more
Prolactin levels down following 6 months tx yet microprolactinoma has not shrunk. Could low dose cabergoline be prescribed indefinitely (. 25 mg wk)?
Yes.: But you are on a small dose. Typical is 0.5mg 2 times per week! I have many pts on daily for parkinson's. ...Read more
No: Cabergoline is a potent dopaminergic drug that inhibits secretion of the hormone prolactin from the pituitary gland. It can be an effective therapy for patients with prolactin secreting pituitary tumors. I am not aware of sebum production as a consequence of use or side effect of this drug. ...Read more
From your doctor: In this country, if you want a prescription medication, the best thing to do is to talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more
Donate blood: Since cabergoline is in your blood please do not donate it! ...Read more
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