Cabgolin 0.25 mg
Cabgolin 0.25mg (Cabergoline)
Cabgolin 0.25 mg tablet is specially formulated to treat a condition caused by hormonal disbalance which can result in the production of high levels of prolactin. It treats symptoms caused by excessive production of prolactin hormones such as irregular or missed periods, unwanted breast milk, and enlarged breasts in men. Overproduction of prolactin occurs due to unknown causes or abnormal growths in the pituitary. Cabgolin 0.25 mg consists of Cabergoline, which blocks the release of prolactin from the pituitary gland. It is a well-known dopamine agonist available for prolactinomas, which results in normalization of prolactin, tumor shrinkage, and restoration of gonadal function in most of the patients.
Possible uses of Cabgolin 0.25mg
Cabgolin 0.25 mg is prescribed for the treatment of various disorders caused by abnormally high levels of prolactin in the bloodstream. This hormone disturbance is called hyperprolactinemia. Excessively high prolactin levels cause changes in ovulation, breast milk production, and the menstrual cycle. Cabgolin 0.25 mg is extremely useful in relieving symptoms like lack of periods, very light menstruation, periods in which ovulation does not occur and release of milk from without breastfeeding.
The working mechanism of Cabgolin 0.25mg
Cabgolin 0.25 mg has the active ingredient Cabergoline, which falls into the category of drugs known as dopamine agonists. Dopamine is a chemical produced naturally in the body and helps to transmit messages to the brain. The active constituent Cabergolin mimics the action of dopamine to decrease the prolactin production in the body Prolactin hormone is beneficial in stimulating the breasts to produce milk.
Dosage & Directions for use
The dosage of Cabgolin 0.25 mg prescribed to each patient will vary and depends on various factors including age, gender, and health condition. It is always recommended to follow the physician’s directions carefully to attain the maximum benefits. A tablet can be taken before or after consuming food. If your physician has told you to make the medicine on a regular basis and you miss a dose of this medicine, take it when you remember. But if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one and continue with your next dose. Avoid doubling up the doses.
In addition, any medications, including Cabergolin taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you accidentally took an overdose, seek immediate medical help.
Cabgolin 0.25 mg may cause dizziness, especially when you stand up suddenly. It may also cause headaches or nausea. These unwanted effects are temporary and can be reduced d by taking the Cabgolin tablet with food. Physicians usually recommend a low dose to start with and gradually increase the dose. This is necessary to minimize the risk of side effects. These unwanted effects usually disappear once your body used to it.
In order to avoid the side effects of this medicine, follow your physician’s instructions when you are taking Cabergoline.
Certain medications that can interact with Cabergoline and affect the way this dopamine agonist works:
It is important to notice here that drugs other than those listed above in the list may also negatively interact with Cabgolin 0.25 mg and affects its working.
- You must not drink alcohol while taking Cabgolin 0.25mg
- Avoid skipping meals during the treatment
- You should not take this medicine if you have a heart problem, inflammation in the lungs, abnormalities of the tissue of the stomach wall.
- Avoid taking it if you are allergic to Cabergoline or other ingredients of the medication
- Before initiating the treatment with this dopamine agonist, make sure you tell your physician about all the medicine you use whether they are prescription, non-prescription, vitamin supplements, or herbal products.