What is Cabgolin (Cabergoline) used for?
Cabgolin (Cabergoline) is used as a treatment for high levels of a certain hormone in the body, known as prolactin. Women with excessive levels of this hormone may experience symptoms such as unwanted production of breast milk, missed menstrual periods and difficulty becoming pregnant. Men with high levels of prolactin may experience symptoms such as enlarged breasts and a decrease in their sex drive. This medication blocks prolactin from being released from the pituitary gland.
How should I use Cabgolin (Cabergoline)?
Cabgolin (Cabergoline) comes in the form of tablets, which should be taken by mouth. Your physician may tell you to take this medication twice per week. However, the exact dosage required varies, and you should consult your physician so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. Your physician may start you out on a lower dose, and gradually increase it in order to find the correct dosage required to treat your condition.
What are the side effects of Cabgolin (Cabergoline)?
Side effects of Cabgolin (Cabergoline) include:
If any other more serious side effects occur, such as swelling of the feet or ankles, breast pain or changes in vision, you should consult your physician immediately.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cabgolin (Cabergoline). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.