I'm currently taking 9.0mg/week and wondering if I can go higher? Can anyone point me to literature about a max dose and the safety of it? Thanks!
The recommended dosage of Cabergoline Tablets for initiation of therapy is 0.25 mg twice a week. Dosage may be increased by 0.25 mg twice weekly up to a dosage of 1 mg twice a week according to the patient's serum prolactin level. Before initiating treatment, cardiovascular evaluation should be performed and echocardiography should be considered to assess for valvular disease.
Dosage increases should not occur more rapidly than every 4 weeks, so that the physician can assess the patient's response to each dosage level. If the patient does not respond adequately, and no additional benefit is observed with higher doses, the lowest dose that achieved maximal response should be used and other therapeutic approaches considered. Patients receiving long term treatment with Cabergoline should undergo periodic assessment of their cardiac status and echocardiography should be considered.
After a normal serum prolactin level has been maintained for 6 months, Cabergoline may be discontinued, with periodic monitoring of the serum prolactin level to determine whether or when treatment with Cabergoline should be reinstituted. The durability of efficacy beyond 24 months of therapy with Cabergoline has not been established.
However, please do also talk to your doc who prescribed the med, take care, best wishes.
Hope the info helps?
- Cabergoline Information for Consumers
- Cabergoline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cabergoline (detailed)
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