Description of the drug
Cabergoline, an ergot derivative, is a dopamine receptor agonist. It is used as a first-line drug in the management of prolactinomas. The drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on December 23, 1996, and went generic in late 2005.
Indications and Usage
The drug Cabergoline is indicated for the treatment of hyperprolactinemic disorders, either idiopathic or due to pituitary adenomas. Hyperprolactinemia is the presence of high levels of prolactin hormone in the blood. Prolactin hormone is produced by the pituitary gland that is primarily associated with the lactation and plays a key role in breast development during pregnancy. High level of prolactin may cause spontaneous flow of breast milk and disruptions in the menstrual period in women.
Dosage and Administration
1. Recommended dose:
Depending on the intensity of your medical condition, the doctor may recommend the dose. Follow the advice given to you by your doctor as far as the dosage is concerned.
2. Method of Administration:
Cabergoline is available in oral dosage form, taken orally by mouth with or without food.
3. Missed dose:
If a dose is missed, take it as soon as you remember, do not take two doses at the same time.
If you think you or someone else has overdosed, get a medical help right away.
Forms and Strengths
Cabergoline is manufactured in the form of a tablet that needs to be swallowed with water. You can buy Cabegolin strengths of 0.5 mg and 0.25 mg. You are advised to order Cabegolin 0.5 mg online as per the dosage prescribed by the medical practitioner.
Cabergolin tablets are contraindicated in patients with:
Uncontrolled hypertension or known hypersensitivity to any of the tablet’s components.
History of cardiovascular disorders
History of pericardial, pulmonary, or retroperitoneal fibrotic disorders.
Warnings and precautions
Cardiac fibrosis may occur (an abnormal thickening of the heart valves). All patients should undergo a cardiovascular evaluation, including echocardiogram to assess the presence of valvular disease. Cases of cardiac fibrosis have also been reported in patients receiving lower doses of Cabergoline for the treatment of hyperprolactinemia. A lowest effective dose should be used for the treatment of hyperprolactinemic disorders, and a periodic reassessment should be done to know the need for continuing the treatment with Cabergoline. The drug should be discontinued if an echocardiogram shows new valvular regurgitation, valve leaflet thickening, or valvular restriction.
The drug should be used carefully in patients exposed to other drugs associated with valvulopathy.
Initial doses higher than 1.0 mg Cabergoline, may produce orthostatic hypotension. Care should be taken when administrating Cabgolin tablets with other medicines known to lower blood pressure.
Increased libido and hypersexuality have also been reported in patients treated with Cabergoline. This condition can be treated by reducing the dose or by discontinuing the treatment.
Since Cabergoline is extensively metabolized by the liver, care should be taken, when giving it to patients with liver problems.
Patients should be instructed to inform their doctor if they suspect that they are pregnant or intend to become pregnant during the treatment with Cabegolin tablets. A pregnancy test should be done if there is any doubt of pregnancy and continuation of treatment should be discussed with their doctor. Also, the patient should notify their doctor if they develop a persistent cough, shortness of breath, swelling in their extremities, or difficulty with breathing when lying down.
Like other drugs, Cabergoline shows some side effects. Consult the doctor if the following symptoms occur:
Mild stomach pain
Visit your medical provider if any of these symptoms gets out of hand and can’t be controlled. You will come across some more side effects while browsing for Cabgolin tablets.
Cabergoline may interact with the following drugs:
Macrolides like clarithromycin
Butyrophenones like haloperidol
Metoclopramide, phenothiazines like chlorpromazine or thioxanthenes
Triptans like sumatriptan
This may not be the complete list of drug interactions. Please consult your doctor before you start up with Cabergoline.
The active ingredient of Cabegolin is Cabergoline. Cabergoline is a dopamine receptor, and it works by blocking the prolactin secretion from the pituitary gland.
Cabergoline should store at room temperature
Keep the tablets away from children and pets.
Cabgolin is manufactured by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., a pharmaceutical company, which is an Indian multinational company headquartered in Maharashtra. You can easily buy Capgolin 0.5 mg online from our website and have it delivered to your doorstep.