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Brand name: Dostinex TM

Active ingredients: cabergoline

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 10 JUNE 2004 : Inhibition of physiological lactation - Dostinex is indicated for the prevention of the onset of physiological lactation in the puerperium for clearly defined medical reasons. Treatment of hyperprolactinemic disorders - Dostinex is indicated for the treatment of pathological hyperprolactinaemia.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Flat capsule shaped 4 x 8mm white tablets. On one surface-the letter 'P' on a side of the score and the letter 'U' on the other. On other surface-the number '700' with a short score in the middle of the upper and lower extremity of the tablet surface

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Food interactions

For the active ingredient cabergoline

  • Absorption is not affected by food.
  • Take with food to improve tolerance.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on April 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient cabergoline

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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