Dostinex

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What is Dostinex?

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Dostinex® (cabergoline) is a drug commonly used to treat infertility. Infertility is described as the inability to conceive a baby within one year of trying. Dostinex® can help women unable to have a period or ovulate. It also helps correct abnormal levels of prolactin in our bodies. Other uses of Dostinex® include treatment for Parkinsons disease and tumors of the pituitary gland.

Dostinex® side effects

Dostinex's side effects can include upset stomach and nausea, dizziness, headache, weakness, vertigo, depression and constipation. Talk to your doctor if your side effects worsen or become severe. Be sure to notify your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following serious side effects from cabergoline: fainting, swelling, abdominal pain, increased heartbeat, nasal discharge, changes in vision, weight changes, or difficulty breathing. If you are having difficulty becoming pregnant, be sure to talk to your doctor about what the best treatment is for you.

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