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How can I lose weight after treatment of hyperprolactinemia by cabergoline?

How can I lose weight after treatment of hyperprolactinemia by cabergoline?

Diet and exercise: The best way to lose weight is via proper eating and exercise. Be sure to ask the doctor who prescribed your medicine about this. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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24y/o male. Can cabergoline for macro prolactinoma make you feel full after eating only small meals/loss of apetite? Thanks!

24y/o male. Can cabergoline for macro prolactinoma make you feel full after eating only small meals/loss of apetite? Thanks!

Yes: Gi symptoms are very common. Often self-limiting. If you're unable to tolerate side effect or you develop unwanted weight loss please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does cabergoline cause weight gain? I've just recently gotten off ocp pills and began cabergoline a month ago.

Does cabergoline cause weight gain? I've just recently gotten off ocp pills and began cabergoline a month ago.

Usually not: Cabergoline does not usually cause weight gain. It is used in people with an elevated prolactin level or a prolactin secreting pituitary tumor. Also used for parkinson's. If anything, Cabergoline can cause some nausea. ...Read more

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Hi I start going to the gym and I want to gain weight is it ok if I take serious mass by ON company (1250 calories, 50 g protein) please note that I have pituitary gland tumore and im taking dostinex (cabergoline)?

Hi I start going to the gym and I want to gain weight is it ok if I take serious mass by ON company (1250 calories, 50 g protein) please note that I have pituitary gland tumore and im taking dostinex (cabergoline)?

Why not: Focus on eating natural, whole foods instead of a processed supplement. Serious mass is really loaded with fats and particularly carbs. It has many vitamins and minerals, but again, you can get these from many alternative sources. It likely won't harm you but do you really think you can't just eat naturally? ...Read more

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Urgent, Pcos, and on dostinex and Yasmine since 6days only but increased 5kg weight, shocked, eating healthy on diet and excercising? Take lasix or do what

Urgent, Pcos, and on dostinex and Yasmine since 6days only but increased 5kg weight, shocked, eating healthy on diet and excercising? Take lasix or do what

Check with doc: Both these medications have multiple effects on the body and hormones. Your prescribing physician must be informed of any suspicious symptoms as various side effects can and do occur with either of these two medications. Your rapid weight gain could well be due to fluid retention but do not self medicate with a diuretic without your physicians instructions. ...Read more

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I've been taking cabergoline off and on since 2003. My prolactin level has only dropped from the upper 90's to the mid 40's. When will it be normal?

I've been taking cabergoline off and on since 2003. My prolactin level has only dropped from the upper 90's to the mid 40's. When will it be normal?

Dose change: It should be normal with cabergoline. I assume you and your doctor already know the cause of the high prolactin? You might need to increase the dose of the Cabergoline and take it continuously rather than on and off. See a specialist if necessary to get to the bottom of this. More info is needed for a complete answer. ...Read more

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Can dostinex (cabergoline) be taken for high levels of prolactin?

Can dostinex (cabergoline) be taken for high levels of prolactin?

Yes: Dostinex (cabergoline) and Parlodel are both treatments for increased prolactin.. ...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?

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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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 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.

Check w/your doctor: 0.5 mg 2x/week is a fairly low dose. If your prolactin is still elevated, you probably could use a higher dose, if you can tolerate it. Depends upon the cause for your prolactin elevation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Dostinex (cabergoline): Dost ibex is a med to increase dopminergic tone and decrease hyperprolactinemia which maybe affecting fertility and cycles other med is bromocryptine more nauseating using a smaller dinner, taking meds at bedtime may help talk to your md. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why does dostinex (cabergoline) causes acne?

Why does dostinex (cabergoline) causes acne?

Very unlikely: Hi. Your gender is not stated. I've been prescribing cabergoline (Dostinex) for a long time for hyperprolactinemia, and acne's not one of the side effects I see. If you're a man, you might also be being treated with testosterone for the hypogonadism caused by high prolactin, in which case it would be the testosterone causing the acne, not the Dostinex (if you're a woman, disregard that statement). ...Read more

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Where can I buy dostinex (cabergoline)?

Dostinex (cabergoline): I would be surprised that you could buy Dostinex (cabergoline) anywhere but at a pharmacy where your doctor has ordered that medicine. ...Read more

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Has dostinex (cabergoline) been recalled?

Discontinued: The brand is discontinued in the us but the generic form is widely available. It goes under the name cabergoline. ...Read more

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Where can you purchase dostinex (cabergoline)?

Where can you purchase dostinex (cabergoline)?

At the pharmacy: You will need a prescription. Dostinex (cabergoline) is used to treat hyperprolactinemia. If you want to achieve multiple orgasms (an off label use) it probably won't be covered by your insurance and it is very expensive. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken dostinex, (cabergoline) for high prolactin?

Dostinex (cabergoline): No -- but I've rxed it many times. Well tolerated. Obviates surgery in most cases. Been around at least 10-15 yrs. ...Read more

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Is sebum a side effect of Cabergoline?

Is sebum a side effect of Cabergoline?

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

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Just heard about cabergoline for orgasms. How do I get some?

Just heard about cabergoline for orgasms. How do I get some?

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

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Has anyone used dostinex (a.K.A cabergoline) to achieve multiple orgasms?

Has anyone used dostinex (a.K.A cabergoline) to achieve multiple orgasms?

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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Cabergoline (Definition)

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