What are the side effects of cabergoline?


A serious allergic reaction to cabergoline (Dostinex) may include hives, breathing difficulty or swelling in the face, lips, throat or tongue. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek emergency medical treatment or call 911. Side effects requiring medical attention may include fainting or feeling lightheaded and coughing or difficulty in breathing. Less serious side effects of cabergoline include:

  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • headaches
  • hot flashes
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • numbness
  • stomach pain
  • tingling
  • vomiting

Common side effects include abdominal pain and vertigo. Rare side effects include:

  • changes in vision
  • difficulty with concentration
  • loss of appetite
  • fast heartbeat
  • weight change

Some side effects may not have been reported. Contact your doctor about any side effects you are having while using cabergoline.