DOSTINEX

Generic Name/API: cabergoline

Manufacturer: Pfizer

Dosage Forms & Strength & Pack Size:
Tablet, 0.5 mg, 8’s

Storage:
How to store Dostinex
• Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
• Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and on the
bottle label after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
• Do not store above 25˚C. Keep the bottle tightly closed in order to protect from
moisture.
• The bottle caps contain desiccant granules. Do not remove desiccant granules from
cap or transfer tablets to another container.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist
how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the
environment.

  • INDICATION
  • IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

INDICATION
DOSTINEX Tablets are indicated for the treatment of hyperprolactinemic disorders, either idiopathic or due to pituitary adenomas.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Dostinex if you have or had any of the
following conditions:
– Disease that involves the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease)
– Cold hands and feet (Raynaud’s syndrome)
– Gnawing pain in the abdomen when hungry (peptic ulcer) or bleeding from the stomach
and intestines (gastrointestinal bleeding)
– History of serious mental disease, particularly psychotic disorders
– Reduced liver function
– Kidney function abnormality or kidney disease
– Increased blood pressure after giving birth
– Fibrotic reactions (scar tissue) affecting your heart, lungs or abdomen. In case you are
treated with Dostinex for a long period, your physician will check before starting
treatment whether your heart, lungs and kidneys are in good condition. They will also
have an echocardiogram (an ultrasound test of the heart) taken before treatment is started
and at regular intervals during treatment. If fibrotic reactions occur treatment will have to
be discontinued
– Low blood pressure (postural hypotension) or you are taking any medicines to lower your
blood pressure.
If you have just given birth you may be more at risk of certain conditions. These may include
high blood pressure, heart attack, convulsion, stroke or mental health problems. Therefore,
your doctor will need to check your blood pressure regularly during the treatment. Speak
immediately to your doctor if you experience high blood pressure, chest pain or unusually
severe or persistent headache (with or without vision problems).
Tell your doctor if you or your family/carer notices that you are developing urges or cravings
to behave in ways that are unusual for you and you cannot resist the impulse, drive or
temptation to carry out certain activities that could harm yourself or others. These are called
impulse control disorders and can include behaviours such as addictive gambling, excessive
eating or spending, an abnormally high sex drive or an increase in sexual thoughts or feelings.
Your doctor may need to adjust or stop your dose.
It is recommended that women on long term treatment with Dostinex for hormonal disorders
should have regular gynaecological exams including smear tests. Your doctor will continue to
monitor your medical condition while you are taking Dostinex tablets.

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