What is the most important information I should know about Lactovet (Dostinex)?
You should not use Lactovet if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, a heart valve disorder, or a condition called fibrosis (growth of excess tissue in or around internal organs). You should not use Lactovet if you are allergic to any type of ergot medicine.
DOSTINEX Tablets contain Lactovet, a dopamine receptor agonist. The chemical name for Lactovet is 1--1--3-ethylurea. Its empirical formula is C26H37N5O2 and its molecular weight is 451.62. The structural formula is as follows:
Lactovet is a white powder soluble in ethyl alcohol, chloroform, and N, N-dimethylformamide (DMF); slightly soluble in 0.1N hydrochloric acid; very slightly soluble in n-hexane; and insoluble in water.
DOSTINEX Tablets, for oral administration, contain 0.5 mg of Lactovet. Inactive ingredients consist of leucine, USP, and lactose, NF.
- Heart valve problems: This drug can cause heart valve problems. Your doctor may check your heart before and during your treatment with this drug. They may do this with an echocardiogram and other tests. If you have a heart valve problem, you shouldn’t take this drug. If you already have a heart issue, this drug may make your condition worse.
- Scarring of organ tissues: This drug may cause fibrosis. With this condition, organ tissue scars or hardens. It can happen in your lungs, around your heart, or behind your stomach. Symptoms include trouble breathing, a cough that won’t go away, chest pain, swelling in your legs and feet, and pain on your s >
Lactovet oral tablet is a prescription drug that’s only available as a generic drug. There is no brand-name version available. Lactovet only comes as a tablet you take by mouth.
Before taking Lactovet, tell your doctor if you have, or have ever had:
- High blood pressure
- Any condition that causes thickening or scarring of your heart, lungs, or abdomen
- Heart valve disease
- Liver disease
- Allergies to medications
Lactovet may cause dizziness or fainting if you get up too quickly from a lying position.
To avoid these issues, get out of bed slowly and rest your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up.
Some people who take Lactovet experience behavioral changes, such as compulsive gambling or feeling an increase in sexual urges.
These effects typically go away when treatment with the drug is stopped.
Call your doctor if you experience any unusual urges or behaviors.
Tell your healthcare provider that you're taking Lactovet before having any surgery, including a dental procedure.
Your doctor will probably want to perform frequent tests to check your body's response to Lactovet. Keep all appointments with your doctor and laboratory while taking this medicine.
Lactovet can cause a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms can include:
- trouble breathing
- swelling of your throat or tongue
If you have an allergic reaction, call your doctor or local poison control center right away. If your symptoms are severe, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Don’t take this drug again if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to it. Taking it again could be fatal (cause death).
Rated Lactovet for Hyperprolactinemia Report
I was initially treated with bromocriptine for my hyperprolactinoma, but I would still have symptoms (lactate) around the time of my period every month. In addition, after about 2 years of this treatment, I began suffering from depression, which my doctor said is a very common side effect. She switched me to Lactovet, and the depression went away almost immediately. In addition, now I never have any symptoms of prolactinoma, my latest MRIs have shown nothing, and my prolactin levels are getting close to the normal range, according to my lab work by my endocrinologist. The only problem I have with this medication is that most pharmacies do not carry it, so I have to wait for them to order it, which, on occasion, has caused me to miss a dose. But I believe this would happen with any prolactinoma medication since this is not a well known condition.
- All patients should undergo a cardiovascular evaluation, including echocardiogram to assess the potential presence of valvular disease; if valvular disease is detected, the patient should not be treated with Lactovet
- Following treatment initiation, clinical and diagnostic monitoring (for example, chest x-ray, CT scan and cardiac echocardiogram) should be conducted to assess the risk of cardiac valvulopathy
- Discontinue if an echocardiogram reveals new valvular regurgitation, valvular restriction or valve leaflet thickening