CABERGOLINE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Dostinex (cabergoline) for Hyperprolactinemia: “Pituitary tumor diagnosed at 19 yrs .Used bromacriptine for many years worst side effects ever. 33 years later happy on dostiex thanks.”

Bb (taken for 10 years or more) February 24, 2018

For Hyperprolactinemia: “I was on this for 3 months. I went off it because it made me feel like I had a low level flu and was always tired. The withdrawal I had from being on this drug has been horrible! Panic attacks, mood swings, highs and lows, nausea, sleep disturbances. Its called dopamine antagonist withdrawal syndrome. I’ve read since people go back on it because of how bad the symptoms of withdrawal are, and how long it stays. I’ve been off it for 3 months now and I am still having side effects from coming off of it. It lowered my prolactin levels into normal ranges within a month of being on it, and its easy to use. I was on 0.5mg once a week. I will not go back on this medication due to how it effected my mental health.”

lif (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 6, 2018

For Hyperprolactinemia: “After 1.5 months of treatment, it has reduced my prolactin levels from 1264 μUI/mL to 285 μUI/mL. I take 0.25 mg weekly during meals as specified in the patient information leaflet (Europe) to prevent nausea and vomiting. I take it in the evening to prevent dizziness. When I took the second dose I started experiencing skin itching (I am prone to allergies), so now I take 1 tablet of Claritin (loratadine) one hour before taking cabergoline. I have had mild constipation. The next day after the first dose, I felt like I was raising from the dead. My depression was gone, my fatigue was gone, and in the first two weeks my panic attacks (very strong before starting the treatment) were gone. Unfortunately, after two months of treatment I am back to my “normal” depressed, tired and anxious self. Now, however, I am also angry all the time. It also seems to stimulate my hirsutism although I am on medication for lowering my testosterone levels.”

zbanghi February 5, 2018

For Hyperprolactinemia: “2nd time on this medication for a naughty tumour secreting prolactin.Medication did cause me to go a little loopy and dizzy during the beginning, as a result I take the medication late in the evening so I sleep through the worst of it.I experienced hallucinations whilst on the drug, thinking I’m seeing spiders crawl up the wall in the corner of my eye, once I look they disappear, the hallucinations are more frequent in dark rooms. Changes in behaviour, I find it more difficult to control strong emotions.It’s a bit annoying to get hold of, my pharmacy never has it in stock so I have to ring ahead to ensure it’s ordered before I run out.”

ShaniceyIreland January 29, 2018

For Hyperprolactinemia: “I’ve been on Cabergoline 0.25 for 2 weeks now for hyperprolactinemia caused by a Microadenoma. Before I started taking it I came on here for reviews and almost said no to it because all these comments about the side affects made me so nervous. I’ll sit here and be the one to say this medication gave me next to NO side effects. I had a pretty bad headache for the first 2 times, after that I have no side effects at all. No idea if my prolactin level is any lower, but I feel my vision coming back slowly and less frequent dizziness. Hoping a few more weeks I can get back to my regular routine.”

Rach100 October 18, 2017

For Hyperprolactinemia: “32 yr. old male. prolactin levels 55.9. I’ve been on cabergoline for 4 weeks now. My lab results came back and I am now within the healthy range at 9.9. I went maybe 2 weeks with bad nausea and headaches then they subsided and those effects are less intense and less frequent. I rated a 7 because the medicine certainly works, and quickly at bringing down prolactin, I do not know the results about it shrinking the adenoma or not yet so I am still unsure if it works on that front. So far so good. While the side effects were annoying and disrupted my daily life, it is certainly better than the alternative of surgery to remove the “noma” from my pituitary gland.”

L. Joe August 2, 2017

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