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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

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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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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If i take dostinex (cabergoline) to stop breast milk flow, will I have side effects like saggy breast or chances of getting cancer?

If i take dostinex (cabergoline) to stop breast milk  flow, will I have side effects like saggy breast or chances of getting cancer?

Dostinex (cabergoline): Dostinex (cabergoline) works by reducing prolactin, a hormone produced by the pituitary. It will have no effect on the sagginess of your breast. Thats up to time and genetics. I know of no association between Dostinex (cabergoline) and cancer. ...Read more

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If your prolactin is brought into normal range with cabergoline, when should you stop cabergoline before re-testing. Side effects are bothersome! ?

If your prolactin is brought into normal range with cabergoline, when should you stop cabergoline before re-testing.
Side effects are bothersome! ?

Don't: Don't stop, just make sure your prolactin is normal on the medication. You can try to reduce the dose slightly and see if prolactin levels remain normal, but only with your doctor's permission. If prolactin was elevated due to other medication, stopping the other med may allow reduction in cabergoline. ...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
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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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Side effects of insomnia and constipation of cabergoline still persistent after a month, on lowest dose, now what?

Side effects of insomnia and constipation of cabergoline still persistent after a month, on lowest
dose, now what?

Discuss with doctor: If the side effects you have are so severe that you can not tolerate this drug, discuss it with your doctor as to what can be done.If it is so important that you continue the medicine, then you can take a laxative or stool softener to treat constipation and a hypnotic to make you sleep .So talk to your doctor, sometimes as you take the drug over a period of time side effects become much less. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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