dostinex is used for treating disorders associated with high prolactin levels: persistent breast milk production, lack of a menstrual period, infertility, and other conditions
However, your doctor may also prescribe dostinex for other conditions if found appropriate.
How to use dostinex
The ideal way to use dostinex is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
dostinex should/may be taken with or without a meal to avoid stomach problems.
Preferably, dostinex should be taken at the same time each day to help maintain a regular routine for taking it.
You must not stop taking dostinex without consulting your doctor even if you attain relief after a short while post starting treatment.
Drug Class and Mechanism
dostinex is a dopamine receptor agonist. It works by blocking prolactin secretion from the pituitary gland.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking dostinex to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Since dostinex is a sexual enhancement drug, it is taken only when required. So a missed dose is highly unlikely.
Store dostinex at 77 degrees F i.e. 25 Degrees). Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing dostinex in the bathroom.
Consult your doctor before using dostinex if you have conditions like hypertension, if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use dostinex if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure).
If you are pregnant or have plans for a pregnancy, then consult your doctor before using dostinex as dostinex may harm your fetus.
If you are breast feeding then please maintain caution as it is unknown whether dostinex is passed into the breast milk. So please consult your doctor prior to using it.
dostinex can interact with certain medicines. So, you must inform your doctor if you are taking butyrophenone (e.g., haloperidol), metoclopramide, a phenothiazine (e.g., chlorpromazine), or a thioxanthene (e.g., thiothixene).
Please maintain caution while using dostinex in children below years of age/elderly patients as the safety as well as effectiveness of dostinex in these patients are yet to be ascertained.