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

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Dr. Joseph Savitt
Neurology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Savitt
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In brief: Wouldn't advise

Dostinex is a long-lasting Dopamine agonist, also called cabergoline.
It is ergot-derived & therefore carries a risk of heart-valve fibrosis, like Permax or Parlodel (removed from the us market because of this issue). A much better, safe choice would be the currently used, non-ergot derived Dopamine agonists, such as Requip xl, neupro, (rotigotine) or Mirapex er. Hope that clarifies the issue for you! rmh :).

In brief: Wouldn't advise

Dostinex is a long-lasting Dopamine agonist, also called cabergoline.
It is ergot-derived & therefore carries a risk of heart-valve fibrosis, like Permax or Parlodel (removed from the us market because of this issue). A much better, safe choice would be the currently used, non-ergot derived Dopamine agonists, such as Requip xl, neupro, (rotigotine) or Mirapex er. Hope that clarifies the issue for you! rmh :).
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