CABGOLIN 0.5MG contains Cabergoline which belongs to a group of medicines known as prolactin inhibitors. It prevents lactation (production of milk) by decreasing the levels of a hormone known as prolactin and also used to reduce abnormal quantities of the hormone prolactin in the blood. Hyperprolactinemia is a condition of elevated prolactin levels in blood which could be physiological, pathological, or idiopathic in origin. This medicine is used to treat hyperprolactinemia (high levels of prolactin). Cabergoline is a long-acting dopamine receptor agonist with a high affinity for D2 receptors. It works by decreasing the amount of prolactin in the body, hormone that stimulates breast milk production. It stops the production of breast milk in case of stillbirth, abortion or miscarriage.
Take this medicine according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break the medicine. Before taking this CABGOLIN 0.5MG, tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure or heart disease, pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor will monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking this medicine. It is not recommended in children and adolescents below 16 years of age. The common side effects are dizziness, headache, nausea and stomach pain.
USES OF CABGOLIN 0.5MG:
Treats hyperprolactinemia (high levels of prolactin)
HOW CABGOLIN 0.5MG WORKS:
CABGOLIN 0.5MG works by decreasing the amount of prolactin in the body, hormone that stimulates breast milk production. It stops the production of breast milk in case of stillbirth, abortion or miscarriage.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take this medicine according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break the medicine. It should be taken with food.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CABGOLIN 0.5MG:
Shortness of breath
Difficulty breathing when lying down
Decrease in urination
Pain in the back, side, or groin
Lumps or pain in the stomach area
Nausea (feeling sick), indigestion
Inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis)
Lack of strength
Somnolence (extreme drowsiness)
Low blood pressure
Facial redness, hot flushes
Pain in the upper central abdomen
Cramp in fingers
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Drowsiness or dizziness:
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
Feeling sick (nausea) or indigestion:
Stick to simple normal meals and do not eat rich or spicy foods.
Add fruits, vegetables whole grains and other high-fiber foods to your normal diet.
Drink clear or ice-cold drinks. Eat light, bland foods and avoid fried, greasy, or sweet foods.
Drink fluids which helps thin the mucus in your throat. Suck on cough drops or hard candies.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CABGOLIN 0.5MG:
CABGOLIN 0.5MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
CABGOLIN 0.5MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
CABGOLIN 0.5MG may cause extreme drowsiness and sudden sleep onset. Do not drive or handle any machines while taking this medicine.
CABGOLIN 0.5MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
CABGOLIN 0.5MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Cabergoline or any ingredients of this medicine.
CABGOLIN 0.5MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Tell your doctor if you had or have a condition such as:
Preeclampsia or eclampsia
High or low blood pressure
Fibrotic reactions affecting the lungs
Stomach ulcer or bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following:
Phenothiazines, butyrophenones, thioxanthene
Drug : Cabergoline
Pharmacological Category : Prolactin inhibitors, Dopamine receptor agonists
Therapeutic Indication : Hyperprolactinemic Disorders, Parkinsonian Syndrome
Dosage Forms : Tablet
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQs ABOUT CABGOLIN 0.5MG:
Q: What is CABGOLIN 0.5MG and what is it used for?
A: It is used to treat galactorrhoea due to abnormally high level of prolactin. It is also used to stops breast milk production in case of stillbirth, abortion or miscarriage.
Q: How should I take CABGOLIN 0.5MG?
A: It is recommended to take this medicine with food to reduce the chances of nausea or vomiting.
Q: What are the possible side effects of using CABGOLIN 0.5MG?
A: The common side effects are drowsiness, nausea, headache, dizziness, vertigo, stomach pain, indigestion, fatigue, and weakness. If any of these side effects bother you, consult your physician.