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Generic Name: Cabergoline

Brand Names: Dostinex

Dosage Package: 0.5 mg, 0.25 mg

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What is Dostinex?

Dostinex is a product to inhibit lactation by means of the reduction of prolactin level. This ingredient is often used by women to prevent or stop lactation after giving birth. But it may be also used during other disorders related to the excessive level of prolactin.

A reduced concentration of prolactin is observed in a couple of hours after the use of Dostinex. The effect is kept within 2-4 weeks.

Results of the Dostinex use:

  • In women: lactation is stopped, a menstrual cycle is restored, fertility is restored, LH is released in the middle of the cycle
  • In men: potency is improved, a sexual desire is increased, the level of testosterone grows, and gynecomastia is reduced

The level of prolactin becomes normal and a work of the hormone system is completely restored within 4 weeks after the end of the therapy.

Who should take Dostinex?

Dostinex is prescribed patients who have a high level of prolactin. In case of the neglected medical treatment, a high level of prolactin may cause:

  • Amenorrhea
  • Oligomenorrhea
  • Anovulation
  • GalactorĐÇhea
  • Benign tumors of the pituitary gland

If you have one of these diseases, it is necessary to check the prolactin level. Maybe it is a cause of the serious disorders in the body.

How to take Dostinex?

Dostinex starts acting after the first use. To prevent lactation, women should take a pill in the first day after labors. The level of prolactin drops in several hours after the use of the drug and a lactation does not occur.

If your purpose to stop the breast-feeding prematurely but you do not want to use devices for expression of breast milk, the lactation may be stopped within 2 days. It is necessary to take 0,25 mg of Dostinex 2 times per day within two days. A general therapeutic dose is 1 mg.

To treat hyperprolactinemia and relevant diseases, Dostinex is used in the dose of 0,5 mg 1-2 times per week. A dose depends on a level of prolactin in the blood and severity of the disease. It is not recommended to take more than 2 mg of Dostinex within a week in order to keep a hormone balance. The treatment should last until the prolactin level is restored normally.

What are side effects?

The side effects of Dostinex are moderate. They may be more intensive within the first week of the treatment but they do not cause a physical or psychological discomfort and pass. The use of Dostinex may often cause such symptoms as dizziness, headache, insomnia, fatigue, nausea, dry mouth, low blood pressure, and blushes.

If the side effects bother you, a daily dose may be reduced, or the interval between the uses of the pills may be increased.

The side effects do not normally appear during one-time use of Dostinex.

Special recommendations

  • If you want to start taking Dostinex, it is necessary to have a complete medical examination of pituitary
  • A change in the prolactin level should be controlled every 2 weeks during the treatment
  • Do not take Dostinex during pregnancy. It may be dangerous for a baby.


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