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How long should I wait to see pregnancy signs after a month of taking Dostinex (cabergoline)?

How long should I wait to see pregnancy signs after a month of taking Dostinex (cabergoline)?

?: 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

Dr. Austina Cho
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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can you take dostinex (cabergoline) with parkinson's?

Can you take dostinex (cabergoline) with parkinson's?

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

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Can dostinex (cabergoline) be used to help speed up orgasms?

Can dostinex (cabergoline) be used to help speed up orgasms?

Yes: Dostinex (cabergoline) (that is the name brand) lowers prolactin levels. Elevated prolactin levels inhibit orgasms. Read more

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Do men use dostinex (cabergoline) too help speed up orgasms?

Do men use dostinex (cabergoline) too help speed up orgasms?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Cabergoline allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cabergoline allergy?

Cabergoline allergy: allergic reaction to Cabergoline is similar to the allergic reaction to any medicine or substance - symptoms would include rash, hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. Read more

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Coughing and phlegm build up is this a side effect of cabergoline.?

Coughing and phlegm build up is this a side effect of cabergoline.?

Cabergoline: Coughing and phlegm are not listed as side effects of cabergoline.
Coughing and phlegm are seen in postnasal drip and chronic sinusitis and allergy. Read more

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Are there other treatment options besides cabergoline for prolactinomas?

Bromocriptine: Bromocriptine. If side effects intolerable, trans-sphenoidal surgical resection still an option. Read more

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Is there any possibility to increase sperm count if I take cabergoline?

Is there any possibility to increase sperm count if I take cabergoline?

Prolactinoma: If you take it because of a high prolactin level then yes and it may take past 3 months from the time the levels are in the normal range to see an improvement in sperm counts. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dostinex (cabergoline) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dostinex (cabergoline) allergy?

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

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How to tell if my periods are regulating properly from dostinex (cabergoline)?

How to tell if my periods are regulating properly from dostinex (cabergoline)?

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

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I'm taking dostinex (cabergoline) so what is my percentage of become pregnant?

I'm taking dostinex (cabergoline) so what is my percentage of become pregnant?

Pretty good: Many people on Dostinex (cabergoline) that were previously untreated have infertility due to hyperprolactinemia, after fixing that problem, you can certainly increase your risk of getting pregnant. Read more

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How long does it take before cabergoline starts to shrink my macro prolactinoma? Thanks

How long does it take before cabergoline starts to shrink my macro prolactinoma? Thanks

It varies: This drug blocks the secretion of prolactin and causes the cells to shrink or involute. The tumor will shrink as the cells get smaller but it can take several months. Serial imagining studies can demonstrate the shrinkage. Read more

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My prolactin was lowered to 5 with cabergoline, no tumor, how long before I can stop the medication?

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

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Does raising your dopamine levels (in my case with cabergoline to lower my elevated prolactin) help improve my sleepless nights?

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

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