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Used for: Hyperprolactinemia, Suppression of lactation
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What is Dostinex?

Dostinex is a brand medication that contains Cabergoline, which belongs to a class of dopamine agonists. It works by reducing the release of prolactin to treat hyperprolactinemia and suppress lactation.

How to use it?

Dostinex is available as tablets. It can be taken with or without food. 

For hyperprolactinemia
Take 0.5mg weekly in one or two doses, then gradually increase the dose by 0.5 mg/week at monthly intervals. The usual maintenance dose is between 0.25-2 mg/week.


For suppressing lactation
Take 1mg once during the first day of postpartum.

What are the side effects of Dostinex?

Common side effects of Dostinex include nausea, headache, dizziness, constipation, fatigue, and orthostatic hypotension.

Who should not take Dostinex?

  • People who are allergic to Dostinex or any other ergot derivatives
  • Patients with uncontrolled hypertension
  • Patients with a history of cardiac valvular disorders
  • Patients with a history of pulmonary or pericardial fibrotic disorders
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Where to buy Dostinex in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Dostinex is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Dostinex in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 0.5mg (Tablets)
Drug class
Endocrine Drugs
Sub class
Dopamine Agonists
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