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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
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?
Can I dostinex (cabergoline) (a drug used to treat hyperprolactinaemia) till get pregnant, or I should stop using it when trying o conceive?
Continue: You should continue if this was prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
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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
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
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?
Donate blood: Since cabergoline is in your blood please do not donate it! ...Read more
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
I am taking dostinex (cabergoline)and dydrogesterone (duphaston)tablets. What is the purpose of it??
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
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
Though I am regularly taking parlodel not dostinex (cabergoline) are there chances of recurrence of microadaenoma?
Chance: There is alwsys a small chance but it is lessened whe treated appropriately. ...Read more
Can I take amoxicillin 250 mg 3 times a day with cabergoline (dostinex) 0.25 twice a week? Are there any interactions between the two?
No: It does not appear to be any interaction between the two. Make sure you discuss all your medications with your doctor at all times ...Read more
Taking dostinex and experiencing headaches. Does the body ever get used to side effects of dostinex (cabergoline) and stop having headaches?
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
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
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
Dr. Prescribed dostinex (cabergoline) 0.5 on mondays and 0.5 thursdays before sleep for idiopathi hyperprolactinemia. But recomended startingg dose is 0.25? Worried
Cabergoline dose: Either dose is an appropriate starting dose. The main side effect is nausea. If the 0.5 dose does not cause nausea, then that is ok. ...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
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
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