Caberlin 0.25 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.
Caberlin 0.25 mg and 0.5 mg 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.
Caberlin (Generic Dostinex tablets) is a synthetic medication which behaves like a dopamine receptor agonist. Cabergoline treatment mimics the properties of dopamine neurotransmitter resulting in the effective inhibition of prolactin hormone secretion by the pituitary gland. Certain people have a high level of prolactin hormone in their body due to the presence of a swelling or non-cancerous tumor in the pituitary gland. This condition is medically termed as hyperprolactinemia.
Prolactin hormone is responsible for the synthesis and secretion of breast milk in women, fertility, and menstruation in women. Elevated levels of prolactin hormone in men results in a medical condition known as gynecomastia, which is characterized by the presence of enlarged breast tissue. By inhibiting prolactin, Caberlin tablets effectively treat these indications of hyperprolactinemia.
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. Caberlin 0.25mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
The treatment with Generic Dostinex tablets is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to Cabergoline or any inactive ingredients present in Generic Dostinex tablets. Caberlin tablets are also contraindicated in patients who are using other ergot alkaloids which are commonly used for the treatment of migraine and headaches.
- Missed Dose
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.
Caberlin 0.25mg 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.
Caberlin 0.25mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Caberlin 0.25mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Caberlin 0.25mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Caberlin 0.25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Caberlin 0.25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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1.Can I take clomid and Caberlin for fertility?
Please consult your doctor regarding use of clomid and Caberlin for improving fertility
2.Is Caberlin illegal?
No. Caberlin 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 Caberlin a fertility drug?
Caberlin 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 Caberlin cause weight loss?
No. Weight loss is not a known side effect of Caberlin