Information about the drug
Dostinex (Kabergolin) is a drug that inhibits the body’s natural production of prolactin. It helps to normalize the hormonal background, which is disturbed against the background of physical (overwork, overtraining) and emotional (sleep disturbance, stress) factors, as well as from taking steroids. The drug appeared in the 80s and since then has been the leader in the sports medicine market.
In our market, it is sold under such trade names as “Bergolak”, “Dostinex” and from Fominsk farm. enterprises. The most popular brand is Dostinex. There are also a lot of analogues of this drug. Italy, in addition to Dostinex, offers a cheaper Cabacer. Czech Republic produces Agaltex and Alakting. The medicine can be produced in a dosage of 0.25 g, 0.5 g and 1 g. Its effect is identical and does not depend on the brand and price.
Pharmacological properties of Dostinex for men
The drug acts as an agonist of dopamine-type receptors. The active substance is a derivative of ergoline, which allows it to have a strong prolactin-lowering effect. Kabergolin acts on dopamine receptors, which can reduce the concentration of prolactin in the blood.
The effectiveness of the drug is noticeable already three hours after application. When Kabergolin is used by men, there is no effect on other hormones. The only side effect is to lower blood pressure.
Why do you need Dostinex in bodybuilding?
Athletes who take anabolic steroids often experience symptoms of gynecomastia. This is a serious disease against the background of hormonal imbalance, it is expressed not only in the growth of the mammary glands, but also manifests itself in the presence of lactation.
In a man, a small amount of fluid may be released when the nipple is squeezed. This symptom speaks of hormonal disorders. This is usually an imbalance between estrogen, prolactin, and medication. When symptoms appear, it is necessary to adjust the dosage of anabolic steroids, and also to use Kabergolin in case of an increase in the concentration of prolactin.
Symptoms of elevated prolactin on steroid cycle.
Speaking about the growth of prolactin, it is worth mentioning a number of body reactions in the case of an increased concentration of this hormone.
Consequences and symptoms of increased prolactin:
- drop in libido;
- headaches, up to dizziness;
- fluid retention;
- sleep disturbance;
- galactorrhea (lactation) – the appearance of a milky fluid from the breast in men;
- severe weakness;
- depressive state;
- increased appetite;
- acne eruptions.
What causes increased prolactin on a steroid cycle?
Being on a course of steroids, of course, the chances of snatching off all these reactions are higher. Very often you can hear about a straightforward connection between the use of steroids and the growth of prolactin. But let’s not rush to these conclusions!
There are many opinions on this score, as well as from the nowhere taken statement that walks around the forums that the growth of prolactin is directly related to the dosage of steroids and especially the use of nadrolone. Not everything is so simple, and if you study more cases, then it can be argued that prolactin grows not at all on the course of nadrolone, but on any course of steroids it grows perfectly, and at the same time it does not always grow at all on the course of steroids – this is also worthwhile for emphasize yourself.
Personally, I will say that over the period of many years of working with people individually, I observe the dynamics, based on which I can safely say that there is no direct connection between the growth of prolactin with the use of nadrolones, and that prolactin does not always grow on the course of steroids. In addition, given my great love for nadrolones, I conducted a lot of courses with people who turned to me and used nadrolone.
How to take Dostinex on the course of anabolic steroids and PCT?
Kabergolin in sports should be used only based on the hormonal parameters of the bodybuilder, its dosage is selected by a professional. But there are general guidelines.
The most common single dosage is 0.25 mg. The drug is used once, and the frequency of doses may vary. Depending on the case and the dynamics of the results, Kabergolin is taken from once a week to once a month. In very rare cases, the frequency of admission reaches several per week. There is no clear and general scheme. If we talk averaged, it turns out that on the course of steroids, cabergoline is taken at 0.25 mg twice a month.
Kabergolin in bodybuilding is used more often on the course of anabolic steroids with progestogenic activity. These are drugs such as nadrolone and trenbolone. As mentioned above, prolactin can increase not only from these steroids, it can also grow from anabolic steroids without pronounced progestogenic activity. The duration of taking cabergoline depends on the duration of the course of steroids, their type, and also on whether the level of hormones was controlled on the course.
Kabergolin is also taken on PCT in cases where prolactin continues to be produced in excess after the end of steroid use. In this situation, the drug will help in restoring the production of its own testosterone.
Side and possible contraindications for the use of Dostinex in sports
In general, the drug is safe, but when it is used, the body has its own reactions to the drug itself or to its overdose. This can be nausea, vomiting, headache and a drop in immunity. All side effects occur only with uncontrolled intake of the drug, when you not only prescribe it yourself, but also do not take a blood test for hormones, do not adjust the dosage and do not seek professional help. It is also important that the use of Kabergolin in bodybuilding is started in the event of an increase in prolactin, and not according to the schemes.
The basic rules for taking the drug are as follows:
- undergo hormonal examination before starting the course;
- if even before you start using steroids, you have increased prolactin, as well as other abnormalities in hormones, for example, with lg, fsg, with the course of anabolic steroids, you should postpone and you need to be examined by a doctor;
- even if you have chosen a sparing dosage on the course of steroids, it is important to monitor the level of hormones in the blood during the entire period of their administration;
- with an increase in prolactin, an urgent need to start taking Kabergolin .
There are groups of people who cannot use the remedy. If you are under 16 years old, if your body is sensitive to any ingredient of the drug, and also if you have chronic diseases, Kabergolin is contraindicated in bodybuilding.
This drug is medical product and requires following recommendations of using and storing. It should be stored in the cool dark place, avoiding direct sunlight. It’s also necessary to prevent applying this drug by children.
You MUST consult with your attending physician before you start using this drug. We also ask you to take into account that this drug may cause some side effects, some of them can be life-threatening. If you notice any disturbing symptoms you should to contact with your physician. In some cases, it is necessary to stop taking the drug for a while. Also you must inform your doctor if you taking this drugs with other medicines. So physician can prescribe proper treatment and help to avoid any unpleasant adverse effects.