Cabergoline 0.5 mg Tablet is used to treat excess production of a natural hormone called prolactin. Excess production of this hormone is due to unknown causes or abnormal growths in the pituitary.
This medicine helps in preventing infertility, sexual problems, and bone loss caused by excess prolactin production in men and in women who are not breastfeeding.
It is also used as a second line therapy in the treatment of signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease along with carbidopa-levodopa or as a single agent in case of failure of or intolerance to a non-ergot compound.
Cabergoline 0.5 tablets, manufactured by Sun Pharma, contain Cabergoline which acts as a dopamine receptor agonist. Caberlin tablets are typically administered as oral therapy to reduce the blood level of prolactin hormone in patients who are diagnosed with abnormally elevated levels of prolactin, a medical condition termed as hyperprolactinemia.
Hyperprolactinemia occurs due to the presence of a non-cancerous swelling (tumor) in the pituitary gland. Caberlin tablets treat the symptoms of hyperprolactinemia such as production of excess breast milk after childbirth, missed periods, difficulty in conceiving, reduced fertility, and bone loss. In men, high prolactin levels result in enlarged breast tissue and decreased sexual ability/desire.
Cabergoline tablets exert its mechanism by inhibiting the secretion of prolactin hormone from the pituitary gland. Caberlin tablets are used to prevent the synthesis of breast milk after childbirth, if the mother does not wish to start or continue nursing an infant.
Cabgolin 0.5mg Tablet treats increased prolactin level by decreasing the amount of prolactin in the body which helps in fertility and period problems. It treats acromegaly by decreasing the amount of growth hormone in the body.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cabgolin 0.5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Cabgolin tablets (Generic Cabergoline) are contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to Cabergoline, any inactive ingredient present in Cabgolin tablets or any ergot alkaloid. Cabgolin tablets are contraindicated in patients with a history of pulmonary, pericardial and retroperitoneal fibrotic disorders.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor immediately in case of an overdose.
- Painful menstruation
- Burning or tingling sensation of hands and feet
- Breast pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty in breathing
- Decrease in frequency of urination
- Swelling of ankles or feet
Taking cabergoline together with alcohol may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
Cabgolin 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Cabgolin 0.5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Cabgolin 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cabgolin 0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Cabgolin 0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cabgolin 0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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1.Can I take clomid and Cabgolin for fertility?
Please consult your doctor regarding use of clomid and Cabgolin for improving fertility
2.Is Cabgolin illegal?
No. Cabgolin is not illegal; it belongs to a class of prescription drugs
3.Does cabergoline raise testosterone/ increase dopamine?
No. Cabergoline has no known effect on stimulating testosterone release. Cabergoline does not increase release of dopamine. It only mimics the action dopamine by stimulating dopamine (D2) receptors
4.Is Cabgolin a fertility drug?
Cabgolin can be used to improve fertility in cases where there are high levels of prolactin. It suppresses high prolactin levels in men and women. Clomid is a brand name for active drug clomiphene that stimulates ovulation (release of egg in women) and improves fertility
5.What is caberlin 0.5?
Caberlin is a trade name for active drug cabergoline. Caberlin 0.5 contains 0.5 mg of cabergoline
6.Does Cabgolin cause weight loss?
No. Weight loss is not a known side effect of Cabgolin
7.Is Cabgolin a steroid/monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)?
No. Cabgolin stimulates dopamine (D2) receptor and used to lower high levels of prolactin in the body. It does not have a structure or effect similar to steroids. Cabgolin has no known inhibitory activity on enzymes monoamine oxidases (MAO)