Cabgolin .5 mg
Cabgolin is very effective and well tolerated in patients with pathological hyperprolactinemia. The aim of the medicine is to treat high levels of prolactin hormone in the body. The active ingredient of the drug is Cabergoline. It is a dopamine receptor agonist, which is helpful in reducing prolactin hormone.
Uses of Cabgolin
The medicine is mainly used to treat high levels of prolactin hormone or hyperprolactinemia in your body. The hormone Prolactin plays an important role in the female body and it aids in the production of milk in case of breastfeeding mothers. However, the high level of the hormone can cause various symptoms such as missed periods and unnecessary breast milk. High level of the hormone can also result in sexual problems, difficulty becoming pregnant, bone loss in women who are not feeding their baby.? Hence it is necessary to control it.
Working of Cabgolin
The medicine works by blocking the release of prolactin hormone from the lactotroph cells of the pituitary gland.
The manufacturer of the Cabgolin 0.5 mg is Sun Pharmaceuticals, India. You can purchase Cabgolin 0.5 mg online also.
Cabgolin supplies in the form of tablet in .5 mg strength.
Do not take Cabgolin if you:
Are allergic to the main ingredient of the drug or to any? other ingredients
Tell your doctor if you:
Have any inflammation or swelling around the lungs or heart
Have a heart valve disorder or any heart problem
Have thickening or scarring? of the lungs with shortness of breath
Pregnant, planning to be pregnant or breastfeeding your baby
Are taking any other medicine
Are allergic to any medicine
Are suffering from any other ailments
How to take?
The medicine is to be taken by mouth with the help of a glass of water. The medicine is always to be taken with meals and meals should not be skipped while taking the medicine.
How much to take?
The recommended dose will be decided by your physician after examining you thoroughly. The dose of the medicine depends on several factors such as age, weight, the severity of the condition, response to treatment, drug interaction and so on. Usually, half a tablet is taken twice a week or as per the instruction of the doctor.
For how long to use Cabgolin?
The medicine is to be taken for the entire prescribed period of time and should not be stopped in between as it may lead to an adverse effect in the body.
Side effects of Cabgolin:
Some of the side effects that you may face while taking the medicine are:
Burning or tingling sensation in hands, legs or feet
Painfull menstrual period
Pain in backside or groin
Rashes, sores, redness or itching on the skin etc.
This is not a complete list of side effects that may happen. There may be other side effects as well. In case the side effects persist you must get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible.
Common Drug interactions:
There are some medicines which may interact with Cabergoline and increase or decrease the working of the medicine. Some of such drugs which may interact are:
Medicines used to treat high blood pressure
HIV protease inhibitors
Nausea and vomiting medicines
Certain azole antifungal medicines
Medicines called Macrolides
Tell your doctor about any medicines that you are taking currently including herbal medicines, any health supplements that you are taking currently so that drug interaction can be avoided.
What are the things to be taken care of?
Do not share the medicine with anyone even if the person is suffering from the same symptoms.
Use the medicine only for the purpose specified and not for any other purpose.
Store the medicine in a cool and dry place away from heat, light, and moisture.
When taking the medicine to avoid activities that require high alertness such as operating machinery, driving and the likes.
Serum prolactin level needs to be monitored frequently when taking the medicine.
Never skip meals while taking the medicine.