Cabgolin is prescribed for a number of different medical conditions such as, treatment of inconsistent breast milk production, treatment for prolactinoma(non-cancerous swelling in the pituitary gland) which causes infertility, breast changes, and headaches. Cabgolin is used to treat sexual problems, and bone loss (in women who are not breast-feeding or men). Cabgolin is also used to treat Parkinson's disease.
How it Works
Cabgolin works by preventing the production of a chemical called prolactin which is involved in a number of processes within the body, including milk production after childbirth. Cabgolin therefore helps in constant breast milk production when it is needed. Cabgolin works by reducing the production of prolactin and helps in the long-term treatment of people with high levels of prolactin(People with Prolactinomas) which causes swelling in the pituitary gland, this directly causes symptoms such as infertility, breast changes, and headaches. Cabgolin also helps in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Cabgolin increases and encourages the release of Dopamine which is used by the brain, brain cells normally pass messages that control the muscles of the body, down nerves in the spinal cord by producing a chemical called dopamine. Damaged cells cant produce dopamine thus directly causing nerve messages to become slow or stop, this causes parkinsons disease which is then treated by Cabgolin which helps in the release of Dopamine and ease the symptoms.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Cabgolin may suffer from such side effects;
Painful menstrual periods,
Tingling in the arms,hands, legs, or feet
Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing),