Cabergoline

Structural formula of Cabergoline

Cabergoline is a medication with a wide range of uses from treating Parkinson disease to stopping breast milk production and reducing excess production of the hormone prolactin.

It must be used with caution in heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease and peptic ulcer disease. It may aggravate some psychiatric conditions and high blood pressure after childbirth may be made worse.

The side effects may include:

  • low blood pressure,
  • fainting,
  • dizziness,
  • headache,
  • tiredness,
  • fatigue,
  • depression,
  • stomach upsets,
  • breast pain,
  • hot flushes.

Interactions may occur with ergot alkaloids, methylergotamine, dopamine agonists, drugs that inhibit liver function and metoclopramide.

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(Last modified: 22nd Oct 2014)

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