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Experience:  Over 30 years of experience in OB/GYN practice, including teaching students. Fellow of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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I am from Beira, Mozambique I am a bit confused, my wife was

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Hi i am Murtaza, i am from Beira, Mozambique
I am a bit confused, my wife was doing a treatment of cabergolin(dostinex) during around 2 months for her high prolactin level.
Her last menstruation was on 14th december, and for this month the menstruation didnt appear, so i told her to do a pregnancy test and it came positive..
Now my fear is the last tablet she took of cabergolin was yesterday friday... And im afraid that the tablet would cause any harm to the baby ... Can u please help me out what must i do.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What should i do?
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

Cabergoline is a category B medication, meaning that animal studies do not show a risk, and there are not good studies in humans to know for sure.

Cabergoline has not been shown to increase the risk of miscarriage or birth defects.

I don't think there is exact agreement among doctors as to what to do about the cabergoline once a woman becomes pregnant. Some doctors recommend continuing the same, some recommend a decrease in dosage, and I believe some doctor may recommend stopping the cabergoline.

Part of the answer many depend on whether your wife has a pituitary tumor causing her high prolactin, and if so, the size.

I recommend discussing this with your wife's doctor. But I wouldn't be very concerned. The cabergoline has helped her to become pregnant, and it's unlikely to cause harm to the baby. Best regards.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have already stopped giving her cabergoline.
Now as per pregnancy what kind of vitamins she must take.
Bcause she is feeling dizziness, nausea, and tiredness,
So which vitmnds would u recomend
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

A multivitamin with folic acid is all she needs, one daily.

Prenatal vitamins are usually taken, but they can increase nausea, so sometimes it's better to wait until the nausea has passed before taking prenatal vitamins.

Nausea and tiredness are common in early pregnancy. Vitamins won't help those symptoms.

Dizziness is also fairly common. Drinking lots of fluids and eating whatever stays down should be helpful. Vitamins again are not helpful for dizziness.

These symptoms are all common during the first 3 months, and usually get much better or disappear after 3 months. Sometimes it's just a matter of getting through the first 3 months. After that most women will feel much better.