This medication is usually used to treat high levels of prolactin in women. Increased levels of prolactin hormone can provoke certain symptoms such as missed periods, problems becoming pregnant, undesired breast milk, and others. Doctors may also prescribe this medication to treat other conditions not listed in this document. In addition, increased levels of prolactin in males can cause reduced sex drive and enlarged breasts (gynecomastia). While the active ingredient is Cabergoline, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as lactose monohydrate, leucine, and others. Cabgolin 0.25 mg belongs to the class of medicines called dopamine receptor agonists. Cabgolin 0.25 mg works by blocking the production of the prolactin hormone from the pituitary gland.
The manufacturer of Cabgolin 0.25 mg is Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited.
The recommended dose per week is usually one or two tablets. Administer the tablet with or without food. To swallow the tablet use a glass full of water and avoid other drinks such as alcohol because it may increase the risk of side effects. While swallowing, do not break, crush, or chew the tablet. To get a better effect from Cabgolin 0.25 mg, it is advised to administer the tablet at the same time each day. To decrease the risk of nausea and stomach upset, you can administer the tablet with milk or light food.
However, you should not use Cabgolin 0.25 mg more often than your doctor prescribes because you may experience severe adverse effects. However, if you are not noticing the desired result, your healthcare professional may gradually increase the dosage over several months.
If you are using the liquid form of Cabergoline, it is recommended to use a special measuring spoon or device. Do not use a household spoon because you may get the wrong dose. Inform your doctor if your condition lasts or if it worsens.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to the ingredients of the drug or if you have any other allergies. However, it is recommended to share your medical history with your physician before taking Cabgolin 0.25 mg. For example:
- Heart disease (recent heart attack, heart failure, heart valve disease, and others)
- Liver disease (such as cirrhosis)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Kidney problems
- Bleeding problems
- Thyroid disease
Cabergoline may blur your vision or may make you drowsy or dizzy. Limit and avoid alcoholic drinks and marijuana (cannabis) while you are on treatment with Cabgolin 0.25 mg because these effects may increase. In addition, you should not operate machinery or drive during treatment because it may be harmful to you.
- It is advised to keep Cabgolin 0.25 mg at room temperature and away from direct sunlight and moisture. It is not allowed to keep this medication in the bathroom.
- Keep away Cabergoline from the reach of children and pets because it may be harmful to them.
There are some substances and drugs that may interact with Cabergoline. It means that other medicines may increase the risk of side effects or decrease the effectiveness of Cabgolin 0.25 mg. Tell your physician about all products that you are using before taking this medication. For example prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, supplements, vitamins, herbal products, and others. Check some examples below:
- Marijuana (cannabis)
Check some examples of disease interaction below:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Hepatic dysfunction
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Cardiac valvular disorders
This document does not contain all possible drug and disease interactions. Hence, it is advised to consult a doctor before taking Cabgolin 0.25 mg.
Adverse Effects of Cabgolin 0.25 mg
Cabgolin 0.25 mg like other medicines may give you certain side effects. However, if your body adjusts to this medication, you may not notice any of the following side effects. Some factors that can cause side effects are overdose, allergy, and dehydration.
Common Adverse Effects
Usually, the following adverse effects are not dangerous for the patients. However, inform your physician about the side effects that you are experiencing. Check some examples below:
- Stomach upset
Severe Adverse Effects
You may rarely notice this category of adverse effects. If you are experiencing any of the following side effects, stop taking Cabgolin 0.25 mg and ask for medical help immediately. Your doctor may help you to prevent and avoid side effects. Check below some examples:
- Unusual weight gain
- Breast pain
- Painful menses
- Vision problems (such as blurred vision)
- Mental or mood changes (such as nervousness, confusion, and others)
- Persistent cough
- Chest pain
- Lower back pain
This article does not contain a complete list of side effects. However, it is recommended to talk to a doctor if you are experiencing any of the adverse effects listed above or any other effects.
Physicians may prescribe different dosages for their patients. It depends on your response to treatment, age, other drugs that you may be using, and the severity of the health condition. It is advised to consult a doctor if you have doubts about what dosage is better for you. In addition, do not stop the treatment suddenly without the doctor’s approval because symptoms may return.
- Cabgolin 0.25 mg
- Cabgolin 0.5 mg
Sometimes, you may forget to administer a dose. Therefore, it is recommended to take it as soon as possible. In any case, skip the missed dose and continue the regular treatment if it is near the time for the next dose. It is not recommended to double the dose the next time to catch up because it may increase the risk of side effects.
- It is not recommended to share this medication with others because it may be harmful to them.
- Information in this document may be different from the doctor’s prescription. Hence, to treat your medical conditions fast and safely, it is recommended to follow the doctor’s recommendations only.
- Do not use Cabgolin 0.25 mg after the expiry date because it may increase the risk of severe side effects.
- It is not allowed to use Cabergoline in patients under 18 years old without a doctor’s prescription.