DOSTINEX is very useful in treating disorders associated with high prolactin levels: persistent breast milk production, lack of a menstrual period, infertility, and other conditions. and it works by blocking prolactin secretion from the pituitary gland.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
You may choose to take DOSTINEX with a meal to avoid an upset stomach or without one.
It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor.
Drug Class and Mechanism
DOSTINEX falls under dopamine receptor agonist and it works by blocking prolactin secretion from the pituitary gland.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store DOSTINEX at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F(15 and 30 degrees C). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
Doctors advise against using DOSTINEX if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or to ergot derivatives (e.g., ergotamine).
Discuss your past/current medical history in detail with your doctor before beginning treatment with any new medication. If you are using any herbal supplements or over the counter medication, including vitamin pills, then mention it to your doctor.
Your condition might be monitored or the dosage might be modified to suit you if you have conditions like uncontrolled high blood pressure.
DOSTINEX should be used with children absolutely on need basis.
If you are expecting a child or are planning to have a child in the near future, then consult your doctor before using DOSTINEX to discuss any possible threats to the unborn baby.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using DOSTINEX as some drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.