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Dostinex 0.5mg Tablet

What is Dostinex Tablet Used For?

Dostinex is used to stop the production of breast milk (lactation) shortly after childbirth, stillbirth, abortion, or miscarriage. It can also be used if you do not wish to continue breastfeeding your child once you have begun. Dostinex Tablet can be purchased at Drugstore Nigeria, an online pharmacy store in Lagos.

What is the Active Ingredient in Dostinex Tablet?

It contains cabergoline as the active ingredient. Each tablet contains 0.5mg of Cabergoline. Other ingredients include; Lactose and Leucine.

How Does Dostinex Tablet Work?

Dostinex tablet works by directly stimulating the D2 – dopamine receptors on the pituitary gland, causing inhibition of prolactin secretion.

Your doctor may prescribe Dostinex to reduce the amount of prolactin in your body. Dostinex may be required if your prolactin levels are abnormally high (hyperprolactinaemia). Prolactin levels that are abnormally high can cause menstrual changes in women, impotence in men, and breast changes in both sexes.

Dostinex Tablet Dosage

The starting dose for adults is 0.5 mg per week, given in 1 or 2 doses per week (for 2 doses, the tablet is cut in half). The dose can be increased by 0.5 mg per week up to a maximum of 2 mg per week. The dose should not be increased more frequently than once every four weeks.

What are the Side Effects of taking Dostinex Tablet?

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Tiredness

How Quickly Does Dostinex Tablet Work?

The effect of Dostinex tablet is immediate (within 3 hours of administration) and it lasts for a long time.

How Soon can I get pregnant after taking Dostinex Tablet?

Dostinex tablet works well to help you ovulate regularly. Although the usual recommendation is to stop taking the Dostinex tablet at least a month before trying to conceive, your doctor will advise if and when you should stop taking it.

What Should you Avoid While Taking Dostinex Tablet?

  • While taking the Dostinex tablet, you should avoid or limit your use of alcohol.
  • Dostinex tablet should not be taken in excess of the recommended dose
  • You should avoid activities that require mental alertness, such as driving or operating dangerous machinery until you know how the medication affects you.

Should I Take Dostinex Tablet in the Morning or at Night?

Dostinex tablet is a long-acting medication, usually taken once or twice a week. It can make you feel a bit dizzy, or cause nausea or headaches. Side effects from the Dostinex tablet may be reduced if you take the cabergoline with food, or last thing at night before going to bed.

Where Can I Buy a Dostinex Tablet Online in Nigeria?

Buy Dostinex tablets online at, Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy store.


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