Cabgolin 0.25mg (Cabergoline)
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Cabgolin 0.25 is prescribed to treat various disorders caused by abnormally high levels of prolactin in the blood. This hormone imbalance is called hyperprolactinemia. High prolactin levels can lead to changes in woman’s ovulation, menstrual cycle, and breast milk production. High prolactin levels can also affect men’s reproduction and cause sexual issues like decreased libido and impotence.
Cabgolin 0.25 contains 0.25mg of the active ingredient Cabergoline. This drug can be used to treat menstrual problems, fertility problems in women and men, and tumors of the pituitary gland. Cabgolin is also used to stop breast milk production in women after birth if necessary due to other medical concerns.
Cabergoline is a dopamine receptor 2 agonist. Dopamine is a chemical that the body naturally makes. The drug works by binding to dopamine receptors in the pituitary gland located at the base of the brain. It then stimulates dopamine-2 receptors to stop the production of the prolactin hormone.
Cabgolin 0.25 is manufactured by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Cabgolin is contraindicated to patients with known hypersensitivity to the active ingredient Cabergoline, all the inactive ingredients in Cabgolin tablets, and to any ergot derivatives.
This drug is also contraindicated to patients with the following medical conditions:
- Uncontrolled hypertension
- History of heart valve problems
- History of lung, heart, or kidney fibrotic disorders
- If taking butyrophenone, metoclopramide, phenothiazine, or thioxanthene
- Have taken or will take a “triptan” within 24 hours before or after taking Cabergoline
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension
- Children under 18 years of age
Warnings and Precautions
A physician must be informed of the following medical conditions to determine the safety of the drug:
- Liver problems
- High blood pressure
- Pregnancy-induced high blood pressure
Caution is advised when driving or performing activities requiring alertness as the drug may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Dizziness, light-headedness or fainting may also occur. Alcohol, hot weather and exercise may increase these side effects. Sit up or stand slowly to prevent these effects.
Cabgolin may interact with other medications, vitamins or herbal supplements. Such interactions can alter how the drug works or can lead to harmful effects. Antipsychotic drugs like haloperidol, thiothixene, prochlorperazine, chlorpromazine and nausea medications like promethazine and metoclopramide must not be used with cabergoline for they have opposite effects from cabergoline and will prevent the drugs from working properly. Other drugs cabergoline may interact with are the following:
- Macrolides increase the risk of side effects
- Triptans risk of side effects may be increased by cabergoline
Cabergoline is under Pregnancy Category B – animal studies have not shown risk to fetus, but there are no adequate human studies. This drug should only be used by pregnant women if benefits outweigh risks. Breastfeeding women should consult a physician as this drug can stop the production of breast milk.
This drug increases the risk of heart, kidney, stomach or lung problems. Notify a physician for any side effects mentioned above.
Cabgolin and Alcohol
Drinking alcohol while taking Cabergoline (Cabgolin) is not recommended as alcohol can increase side effects of the drug such as dizziness, drowsiness, poor concentration and impairment of judgement.
The dose of this medication will differ per patient. A physician will determine the right dosage per patient, considering factors such as the medical problem to be treated. Below are the usual dosages of Cabgolin for the following medical conditions:
For hyperprolactinemia or pituitary tumors:
An initial dose of 0.25mg by mouth twice a week. Dose is then increased in increments of 0.25mg twice a week, not more than every 4 weeks, depending on the patient’s prolactin levels. Maximum dose is 1mg twice a week
For the inhibition of physiological lactation:
Cabgolin tablets must be taken during the first day of post-partum. The recommended dose is 1mg as a single dose.
A tablet of Cabgolin must be taken by mouth, with or without food, swallowed whole with a glassful of water.
Take a missed dose as soon as remembered but skip the missed dose and resume to regular dosing schedule if it’s almost time for the next dose.
Cabgolin may cause the following mild and common side effects, which usually go away about a few days to a couple of weeks.
- Lack of energy
Seek medical help if these side effects persist or worsen.
Urgent medical attention is needed for any of the serious side effects:
- Mental or mood changes
- Behavior changes
- Unexplained weight gain
- Severe dizziness
- Numbness or tingling
- Decreased urination
Scarring of organ tissues:
- Breathing difficulty
- Shortness of breath
- Persistent cough and chest pain
- Stomach pain
- Swelling of legs, ankles or feet
Heart valve problems:
- Changes in heart rhythm
- Breathing difficulty
- Chest pain
Stop the medication and seek urgent medical help if symptoms of severe allergic reaction occur: trouble breathing, swelling of face, throat or tongue, hives.
Consult a physician for more information on Cabgolin side effects.