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I have a microadenome in the hypophyse gland. I have 4 childs. I stopped the medication (dostinex) 3 years and until now. What a risk of this attitude.

Adenoma can enlarge: If you do not take the dostinex, (cabergoline) your tumor can (and will) enlarge and cause a variety of problems. It may enlarge very slowly, but can also enlarge faster as it gets larger. Please discuss reinstitution of Dostinex (cabergoline) with your physician. It is an easy way to prevent future problems. ...Read more

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5hiaa test came back at 6.5. I followed the food restrictions strictly the day of but not before. I did not stop medications which include dostinex, ibuprofen, xanax, (alprazolam) excedrin. Should I retake test?

5hiaa test came back at 6.5. I followed the food restrictions strictly the day of but not before. I did not stop medications which include dostinex, ibuprofen, xanax, (alprazolam) excedrin. Should I retake test?

Up to your doctor: This is very slightly above the reference range and many normal folks will be here. Whether to repeat will depend on your physician's index of suspicion for carcinoid. I would not be surprised if you have some imaging in your future. ...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?

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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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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What is the definition or description of: side effects of dostinex (cabergoline)?

What is the definition or description of: side effects of dostinex (cabergoline)?

Side effects: Most common side effects include cough or difficulty breathing, lightheadedness, fainting, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, drowsiness or hot flashes. Rarely it can affect the heart valves. For a complete list see:
http://www. Rxlist. Com/dostinex-drug/side-effects-interaction. ...Read more

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If I am taking dostinex (cabergoline) to lower my prolactin but now another opinion I took advised not to use it as my level doesn't need medicine it is 569miu/l?

Depends on assay: Prolactin is typically reported as mcg/l, with a normal range typically up to 30. Assays that use miu/l can have normal ranges up to as high as 780. Your level appears to be in the upper range of normal. If you have no symptoms (loss of menses, nipple discharge) you likely do not need treatment. ...Read more

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How does dostinex (cabergoline) 0.5 mg works. Will consuming it once in a week help to increase the fertility. Gyno prescribed me to have once in a week half tablet?

How does dostinex (cabergoline) 0.5 mg works. Will consuming it once in a week help to increase the fertility. Gyno prescribed me to have once in a week half tablet?

Maybe: It is not a fertility pill. If you have high prolactin and therefore abnormal periods, the medicine may lower your prolactin, make the periods regular and therefore boost your fertility. ...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

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Prolactin goes up. And I take dostinex (cabergoline). What side effects?

Prolactin goes up. And I take dostinex (cabergoline). What side effects?

Dostinex (cabergoline): Some common side effects of Dostinex (cabergoline) are: nausea, headache, dizziness, constipation, low blood pressure, dry mouth, bowel changes (either constipation or diarrhea), abdominal pain... For more information, see link below.
http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/dostinex. Html. ...Read more

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I'm taking dostinex, (cabergoline) what is my percent chance of becoming pregnant?

I'm taking dostinex, (cabergoline) what is my percent chance of becoming pregnant?

Good: If you are taking Dostinex (cabergoline) for a prolactin secreting microadenoma the chances are good that you may now be able to ovulate as that process may have been suppresed by the "pituitary growth" which can produce inappropriate breast milk like leakage. ...Read more

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After taking dostinex, (cabergoline) how many days should repeate the serum prolactine level?

After taking dostinex, (cabergoline) how many days should repeate the serum prolactine level?

It varies: Significant reductions can be seen by 30 days, but there may be further reduction out to 90 days, in patients with extremely high prolactin levels, it can take as much as 6 months (180 days) to see the full benefit from the dostinex (cabergoline). ...Read more

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I am taking dostinex (cabergoline)and dydrogesterone (duphaston)tablets. What is the purpose of it??

Medicines: The best way for you to understand this is to go online and search for articles related to your meds. Please look for articles that are designed for patients not doctors.
Contact me after you have digested the articles and want to ask me a question. ...Read more

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I am on dostinex, 0.25mg for 2 weeks then 0.5mg for 4 weeks for raised prolactin, is this long enough?

Unclear question: Not sure what you mean by long enough. It certainly is long enough to recheck your prolactin level and see if it has normalized. However, the duration of treatment is usually longer than several weeks, if this is what your question was. Again, there are variables in the treatment such as your symptoms, the initial prolactin level, CT or MRI findings of the brain, goals of treatment, etc. ...Read more

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Taking dostinex and experiencing headaches. Does the body ever get used to side effects of dostinex (cabergoline) and stop having headaches?

Taking dostinex and experiencing headaches. Does the body ever get used to side effects of dostinex (cabergoline) and stop having headaches?

Prolactinoma: I've treated many patients with Dostinex (cabergoline) who don't experience significant headaches. Make sure the pituitary tumor has not grown and is not affecting other hormones. Also make sure to have your visual fields checked if the tumor is large. ...Read more

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Is orlistat safe for 3 month use? Does it interact with dostinex (cabergoline) 0.5 per week? Have lost 35kgs, put back in 25 and cannot loose them

Is orlistat safe for 3 month use? Does it interact with dostinex (cabergoline) 0.5 per week? Have lost 35kgs, put back in 25 and cannot loose them

Orlistat: Orlistat causes you to not absorb fat, which then comes out in the stool. There could theoretically be vitamin malabsorption, but probably not an issue over 3 months. Side effects are not very pleasant. Oily anal leakage. There should not be an interaction with cabergoline. Good luck. ...Read more

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I bought dostinex (cabergoline) to stop lactation after 6 months. It's written to take half a pill twice but the pharmacist told me to take two pills wht to do?

Dostinex (cabergoline) dose: The usual dose is 0.25mg twice a week. Since the pills come as 0.5mg, I would agree with the dose of 1/2 pill twice a week. Check and see that the pills are indeed 0.5mg size, but I think that is the only tablet size Dostinex (cabergoline) comes in. Usually to stop lactation you only need to do a week of dosing, but if lactation persists, then can increase to as much as two pills twice a week. ...Read more

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Macroprolactinoma has shrunk 35mm - 11mm, prolatin count 2000 to 130 after 10 months using dostinex (cabergoline) 8mg/w.Count does not lower, what should I do?

Macroprolactinoma has shrunk 35mm - 11mm, prolatin count 2000 to 130 after 10 months using dostinex (cabergoline) 8mg/w.Count does not lower, what should I do?

No need to change: It looks like there has been a very good response to Dostinex (cabergoline) in terms of tumor shrinkage and lower prolactin. Many times, one cannot get the prolactin normal despite high doses of medication, however, it is not necessary to do so. Nothng to do if are feeling well, and have no problems related to the size of the tumor (visual problems, headaches) or related to the high prolactin (low testosterone). ...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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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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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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