What is Cabergoline?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Dostinex Cabaser

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Cabergoline is an ergot-derived dopamine agonist used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Due to elevated levels of heart problems, ergot-derived agonists are being phased out of clinical use.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prolactinoma 33 17
Parkinson's disease 9 13
Acromegaly syndrome 3 1
Hyperprolactinemia 2 2
Hypogonadism 2 0
Pituitary adenoma 2 2

Show all 12 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 11
Mild 13
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cabergoline

Side effect Patients
Dizziness and feeling faint 3
Fatigue 3
Migraine headaches 3
Nausea 3
Tiredness 3
Dizziness 2

Show all 37 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cabergoline

Dosage Patients
0.5 mg weekly 3
0.5 mg every other week 2
0.25 mg m,w,f 1
1 mg weekly 1
0.5 mg daily 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Cabergoline

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 8
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking Cabergoline

Duration

Currently taking Cabergoline

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Cabergoline

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 33
Usually 1
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 30
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 6
< $25 17
Not specified 16

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cabergoline after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Bromocriptine (Parlodel) 1

Patients stopped taking Cabergoline and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Octreotide (Sandostatin) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Cabergoline

Apr 29, 2013 (Started Feb 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Doctor advised to stop due to negative reports
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 6, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I continue taking this medicine as it was what I first started with and I am reluctant to discontinue in case I have an adverse reaction.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 17, 2010 (Started Jun 06, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (obsessive compulsive disorder tendencies increased, skin rash, dry skin, obsessive-compulsive disorder, skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: skin rash, skin problems, dry skin, obsessive compulsive disorder tendencies increased

Apr 3, 2010 (Started Jun 06, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (obsessive compulsive disorder tendencies increased, skin rash, dry skin, obsessive-compulsive disorder, skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: skin rash, skin problems, dry skin, obsessive compulsive disorder tendencies increased

Mar 6, 2010 (Started Jun 06, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (obsessive compulsive disorder tendencies increased, skin rash, dry skin, obsessive-compulsive disorder, skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think people also need to be aware of skin conditions with this medication. Cabergoline has worsened my keratosis condition
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: skin rash, skin problems, dry skin, obsessive compulsive disorder tendencies increased

Sep 17, 2009 (Started Jun 06, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (obsessive compulsive disorder tendencies increased, skin rash, dry skin, obsessive-compulsive disorder, skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cabergoline has worked for me for 10+ years. I stopped to change over to the Pramipexole ER which has only recently been available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme here in Australia
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: skin rash, skin problems, dry skin, obsessive compulsive disorder tendencies increased

Aug 2, 2009 (Started Jun 06, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (obsessive compulsive disorder tendencies increased, skin rash, dry skin, obsessive-compulsive disorder, skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be aware of the valvular problems and fibrosis. Keep getting checked through an echocardiogram
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: skin rash, skin problems, dry skin, obsessive compulsive disorder tendencies increased

Jan 16, 2009 (Started Jun 06, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (obsessive compulsive disorder tendencies increased, dry skin, obsessive-compulsive disorder, skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think this medication is of benefit in the long term (if you keep a good check on valvular problems) and to help extend the life of your Levodopa medication. It is certainly a beneficial adjunct therapy for this reason alone.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: skin rash, skin problems, dry skin, obsessive compulsive disorder tendencies increased

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