Cabergoline is a member of the group of medicines called an Ergot Derivative. It is a dopamine D2 receptor agonist used in the management of Parkinson’s disease and of disorders related to hyperprolactinemia. It plays an active role as a dopamine agonist, an antiparkinson drug and an antineoplastic agent. It is used as the main active ingredients in medicines to treat high levels of prolactin hormone in the body.
Class of Drugs – Ergot Derivative
Molecular Formula – C26H37N5O2
Molecular Weight – 451.6 g/mol
Working: There is a chemical in the body called Dopamine. It prevents the body from releasing prolactin. This medicine Cabergoline works by binding to dopamine receptors. It also keeps the body from releasing prolactin, which helps reduce the prolactin levels.
Uses: Mentioned medicine is approved for the treatment of high levels of prolactin hormone in the body. High levels of prolactin in women can cause unwanted breast milk and missed periods, which can cause difficulty in becoming pregnant. Whereas in men, it can cause symptoms such as enlarged breasts and decreased sexual ability/desire. The medicines composed of Cabergoline is an ergot drug that works by blocking the release of prolactin from the pituitary gland.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This dopamine D2 receptor agonist medicine is used in a popular brand as follows:
- Dostinex: 0.5 mg
Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position after administrating this medicine.