Dostinex 0.5 mg Tablet (Cabergoline)


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Dostinex injection contains Cabergoline which is now available in Pakistan at Online Pharmacy. The price range of the Dostinex 0.5mg tablet in Pakistan is Rs 5,500/- to Rs 7,500/-.

Product Description:

Brand: Dostinex
Packet Size: 8’s Tablet
Active ingredient: Cabergoline
Manufacturer: Pfizer
Treatment: High levels of prolactin hormone in the body

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Additional Details

Additional Details

Uses of the Dostinex 0.5mg Tablets 

Dostinex 0.5mg is specifically designed to treat conditions caused by high levels of the prolactin hormone in your body. Elevated prolactin levels can lead to symptoms like unwanted breast milk production, missed menstrual periods, and challenges in becoming pregnant. Additionally, we use Dostinex for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and acromegaly, along with other conditions as determined by your doctor. By taking Dostinex as prescribed, you can effectively manage these health issues and improve your overall well-being.

How Does Dostinex Tablet?

Dostinex, containing the active ingredient cabergoline, is an effective medication that works by blocking the release of prolactin from your pituitary gland. Cabergoline belongs to a class of medications known as ergot drugs and is a potent dopamine D2 receptor agonist. Its action involves directly stimulating the D2-dopamine receptors on lactotroph cells in the pituitary gland, which results in the inhibition of prolactin (PRL) secretion. This mechanism of action makes Dostinex a valuable treatment option in conditions where reducing prolactin levels is beneficial for your health.

How Should You Take Dostinex Tablet?

Dostinex should be taken orally, with or without food, following your doctor’s instructions. Typically, it is taken twice a week.

We recommend taking Dostinex with or after food to minimize feelings of nausea or vomiting. Here’s how you should take it for different conditions:

To Prevent Milk Production (Lactation): You should take 1 mg, which is two 0.5 mg tablets, on the first day after delivery.

To Stop Lactation Once You Have Started Breastfeeding: You should take 0.25 mg (half of a Dostinex 0.5 mg tablet) every 12 hours for two days.

To Reduce Prolactin Levels in Other Conditions: Initially, you should take one 0.5 mg tablet, divided into two doses, spread over a week (for example, half a tablet on Monday and the other half on Thursday).

Depending on your response to the treatment, your dose may be increased up to a maximum of 4.5 mg per week.

However, the maximum dose should not exceed 3 mg per day.

It’s important to follow these guidelines closely and always consult with your doctor to ensure you’re taking the right dosage for your specific condition.

Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Before taking Dostinex, it’s essential to discuss with your doctor or pharmacist if you have or have had any of the following conditions:

Cardiovascular Disease: If you have any heart and blood vessel-related diseases.

Raynaud’s Syndrome: If you experience cold hands and feet.

Peptic Ulcer or Gastrointestinal Bleeding: If you’ve had a gnawing pain in your abdomen when hungry or bleeding from the stomach and intestines.

Mental Health History: Particularly if you have had serious psychotic disorders.

Liver Function: If your liver function is reduced.

Kidney Issues: If you have abnormal kidney function or kidney disease.

Postpartum Hypertension: If you have experienced increased blood pressure after giving birth.

Fibrotic Reactions: If you have scar tissue affecting your heart, lungs, or abdomen. For long-term treatment with Dostinex, your doctor will assess the condition of your heart, lungs, and kidneys before starting and during treatment. This includes an echocardiogram before and regularly during treatment. If fibrotic reactions develop, treatment will need to be stopped.

Low Blood Pressure or Hypotension: Especially if you are on medication to lower your blood pressure.

It’s crucial to consider these factors as they can affect how you should use Dostinex. Your doctor will guide you through this process to ensure safe and effective treatment.

Possible Side Effects of Dostinex Tablets

Possible Side Effects of Dostinex Tablets

When you’re undergoing treatment with Dostinex tablets, you may notice some side effects. Here’s a breakdown based on their frequency:

Very Common (affecting more than 1 in 10 people):

You might experience drowsiness, nausea, headaches, dizziness, vertigo, stomach pain, indigestion, inflammation of the stomach lining, fatigue, lack of bodily strength, and weakness.

Common (affecting up to 1 in 10 people):

Constipation, blurred vision, low blood pressure post-childbirth (which might not show symptoms), breast pain, depression, sleep disturbances, excessive daytime drowsiness or sleepiness, vomiting, low blood pressure, and hot flushes could occur.

Uncommon (affecting up to 1 in 100 people):

You may notice hair loss, severe itching, hypersensitivity reactions, shortness of breath, fainting, nosebleeds, leg cramps, swelling due to fluid accumulation (oedema), rash, irregular or strong heartbeat (palpitations), pins and needles sensation, a decrease in haemoglobin in women whose periods had stopped and then restarted, temporary partial vision loss, and cold hands and feet.

Rare (affecting up to 1 in 1,000 people):

Stomach pain is a less common side effect.
It’s important to be aware of these potential side effects. If you experience any severe or concerning symptoms, it’s essential to consult with your doctor as soon as possible. Remember, each individual’s reaction to medication can vary, so your experience may differ.

Can We Use Other Medicines with Dostinex Tablet?

It’s crucial for you to inform your doctor or pharmacist about any medications you are currently taking, have recently taken, or might take in the future, including those obtained without a prescription. This is because Dostinex can interact with certain medicines, which can either reduce its effectiveness or increase its concentration in your blood, leading to more side effects.

Medicines that can reduce the effectiveness of Dostinex include:

Antipsychotic medicines used to treat mental illnesses, such as chlorpromazine and haloperidol.
Medicines for nausea and vomiting, like domperidone and metoclopramide.
On the other hand, some medicines can increase the amount of Dostinex in your blood, potentially increasing side effects. These include:

Medications for Parkinson’s disease.
Medicines used to treat severe migraine headaches, such as pergolide, bromocriptine, lisuride, ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, ergometrine, or methysergide.
Certain antibiotics, like erythromycin.
Always consult with us or your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication while on Dostinex to ensure your treatment is safe and effective.

Can Alcohol Drinker Take Dostinex Tablet?

It is also recommended that you avoid alcohol and other medicines that cause drowsiness, as this could increase your risk of experiencing dizziness.

Can You Take a Dostinex 0.5mg Tablet If You’re Pregnant?

If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, we strongly advise that you consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking Dostinex. It’s important for you to avoid becoming pregnant for at least one month after stopping this medication. If you do become pregnant while on Dostinex, stop taking the medication immediately and inform your doctor. Your doctor will then monitor your pregnancy, as Dostinex can lead to congenital abnormalities if used during pregnancy.

Additionally, since Dostinex inhibits milk production, it should not be taken if you plan to breastfeed. If you need to take Dostinex, consider using an alternative method to feed your baby. Your doctor can provide guidance on the best course of action for you and your baby’s health.

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Dostinex 0.5 mg Tablet (Cabergoline)

  1. Khalid

    Quick delivery and great product !!

  2. anus shahid

    easy to order and fast service!

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