Cabaser comes as white oval tablets of three different strengths, containing 1mg, 2mg or 4mg of the active ingredient cabergoline. All tablets come in child-proof amber glass bottles containing 30 tablets. Cabaser tablets are intended to be swallowed (whole or half tablets with a full glass of water) and should be taken with food to reduce side effects of nausea or stomach upsets.
Cabaser should always be taken as prescribed by your doctor. They will be able to decide the best dose suited for you according to your condition and other comorbidities. Cabaser is often used in combination with other Parkinson's medications, especially levodopa. The normal starting dose is either half or one 1mg tablet daily. Your doctor will then increase this dose gradually over several weeks. This is usually by adding half-one tablet to the daily dose once every week. If you have not had dopamine medications before, the final dose is usually between 2-4mg but if Cabaser is being used with levodopa you may take up to 6mg/day. Cabaser is intended for long-term use to prevent symptoms and complications of Parkinson's. You should therefore take it every day even if you feel well. Cabaser should be continued for as long as your doctor tells you. Whilst you are taking Cabaser you need to take additional precautions driving and operating machinery as Cabaser can cause sleepiness, light-headedness or sudden onset of sleep in some patients. You should refrain from these activities until you have a good idea how this medication affects you. In addition, particularly early in the course of your treatment, you should make sure you stand up slowly to reduce the light-headedness caused by this medication.