What is the drug Dostinex used for?
This medication is used to treat high levels of prolactin hormone in your body. High levels of prolactin in women can cause symptoms such as unwanted breast milk and missed periods and can cause difficulty becoming pregnant.
How long does it take for Dostinex to dry up breast milk?
For those with established lactation, cabergoline on average required 3.29 days to stop. In Caballero-Gordo et al, where participants who failed an initial dose of cabergoline 1 mg and then received an additional 1 mg dose, symptoms disappeared completely within 48 hrs.
Does Dostinex affect pregnancy?
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant. It may affect your developing baby if you take it during pregnancy. Do not give this medicine to a child under the age of 16 years. The safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.
What are the symptoms of too much prolactin?
Symptoms of High Prolactin Levels
- Infertility, or inability to get pregnant.
- Breast milk leakage in people who aren’t nursing.
- Absent periods, infrequent periods, or irregular periods.
- Loss of interest in sex.
- Painful or uncomfortable intercourse.
- Vaginal dryness.
- Hirsutism , excess body and facial hair growth.
What is the best treatment for high prolactin?
Dopamine agonists such as bromocriptine (Parlodel and Cycloset) are the most common treatment for high levels of prolactin. These medications help the brain produce dopamine to control high prolactin levels. They can also shrink prolactinoma tumors. Your doctor may recommend that you take cabergoline.
Does Dostinex cause weight gain?
Any imbalance in any of the hormones can have an effect on other hormones. For this reason I suggest that your weight gain is unlikely to be caused by Dostinex, but rather by an imbalance in the hormones such as thyroid or cortisol.