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Bromocriptine

Bromocriptine (Parlodel) is one of the most effective medications used for treating the symptoms of hyperprolactinemia. It belongs to the class of drugs known as dopamine receptor agonists.
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Bromocriptine

Bromocriptine 2.5mg

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Usage

What is bromocriptine used for?

Bromocriptine is a medicine which used for treating certain conditions that are caused due to hormone balance in which is there is a lot of prolactin presence in your blood. This condition is also known as hyperprolactinemia.  

Some of the symptoms of this medical condition are lack of sexual development in adolescents.  

Women might suffer from missed menstrual periods, hot flashes, unexpected breast milk production or leakage from nipples, loss of interest and infertility.  

There are chances that men might have enlarged breasts, loss of muscle, decreased libido and also reduced facial or body hair.  

This medicine is also helpful in treating these disorders when they are caused due to brain tumour which has the ability to produce prolactin.  

Bromocriptine generic drug is available in the brand name of Parlodel.  

There are chances that your doctor might prescribe you this medicine along with other medications in order to effectively treat Parkinson’s disease.  

This drug is also given together with surgery or radiation in order to treat acromegaly, a condition which is caused by a pituitary gland tumour which creates a lot of growth hormone.  

The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can also be treated with the help of this medication like poor muscle control, stiffness, muscle spasms and tremors.  

Therefore, you can easily buy this medicine from any reliable online pharmacy at a reasonable cost. 

What is Bromocriptine dosage? 

It is very important for you to take the medicine exactly in the same manner as recommended by your doctor in order to get the most benefit from it.  

Without the prescription of your doctor, you should never take the drug in smaller or larger amounts or also for a longer time than recommended by your doctor.  

Before you start taking this drug, make sure that you carefully read the prescription label.  

There are also chances that your doctor might change the dosage of this medicine in order to ensure that you get the best results.  

Take Bromocriptine by mouth with food mainly one or two times a day or as recommended by your doctor.  

Remember that the dosage of this medicine is completely based upon your medical condition as well as response to the treatment.  

In order to treat acromegaly, the dosage of this medicine is based upon your growth hormone levels.  

There are chances that your doctor directs you to start the medicine at a lower dose and then increase the dose slowly so the risk of side effects can be minimized.  

You should always take the medicine on a regular basis to get the most benefit from it. Taking the medicine at the same time every day will help you to remember.  

While you are using this drug, there are also chances that your doctor tells you to have certain blood tests. 

 During the intake of this medicine, you might also have enhanced sexual urges, uncommon urges to gamble as well as other strong urges.  

If you experience any uncommon or strong urges while taking Parlodel medication then contact your doctor once.  

Always store this medicine at room temperature right away from light, moisture and heat.  

With the recommendation of your doctor, you should never stop the intake of this medicine because stopping the medicine in between can cause some of your conditions to get worse.  

You might also experience symptoms like confusion, fever and muscle stiffness. So to avoid these symptoms there are chances that your doctor will reduce the dose of this medicine.  

Bromocriptine dosage for prolactinoma will be prescribed by your doctor depending upon your condition.  

Therefore, in order to know about all the risks and benefits of this drug contact your doctor immediately.  

What if you miss a dose? 

The moment you remember, take the missed dose along with food. But if you see that it’s almost the time for your next dose then skip the missed dose.  

Two doses should never be taken together while you should strictly not take extra medicine to cover the missed dose.  

Bromocriptine dosage to stop lactation 

A low dose of Bromocriptine 2.5mg is prescribed by the doctor to stop lactation.  

However, it is important for you to take this drug in the same manner as directed by your doctor.  

Bromocriptine dosage for infertility

This medicine is also given to both men and women for treating infertility which is caused because the body starts making a lot of prolactin.  

Depending upon your condition, your doctor will prescribe you the right dosage for this condition.  

Bromocriptine contraindications 

There are a few conditions that are known to contradict with this drug. So it is necessary for you to consult your doctor once if you suffer from:

  • Liver problems
  • Psychotic disorder
  • Low blood pressure
  • A mother who is producing milk & breastfeeding
  • High blood pressure
  • A stroke

Coronary artery disease 

Therefore, if you are suffering from these conditions then do inform your doctor well in advance before starting this drug.  

What all you need to avoid while taking this medicine? 

When you are taking this drug, it is important for you to avoid the intake of an ergot medicine which is mainly used for treating migraine headaches.  

This medication is also known for impairing your reactions as well as thinking.  

There are also some who take Bromocriptine tablets and have fallen asleep while doing daytime activities like driving, working, eating or talking.  

So there are chances that you might fall asleep even if you have the feeling of alertness.  

Make sure that you are completely alert while driving or doing anything that demands alertness.  

Can bromocriptine delay period? 

While you are using this drug there are chances that your menstrual cycle might be affected or delayed so consult your doctor once. 

Can you take this medicine during pregnancy? 

At the time of pregnancy, you should use this medication only when needed. It is known for causing a dangerous increase in blood pressure during your pregnancy time.  

It is always better to consult your doctor once and know about all the risks and benefits that are linked with this drug.  

There are chances that this drug might restore fertility in women who are known to have high prolactin or growth hormone levels.  

So women who do not want to get pregnant should discuss about the non-hormonal birth control methods like diaphragm and condoms when taking this drug.    

During this medication, it is important for you to have a pregnancy test every 4 weeks before your period starts.  

In case you start having periods regularly then you should have a pregnancy test when your period is missed.  

Therefore, if you become pregnant or have doubt that you have become pregnant then you should directly contact your doctor.  

Can bromocriptine affect a pregnancy test? 

There are chances that you might get a false pregnancy test if you take it too early while you are using this medication.  

Can a breastfeeding mother take this drug? 

There are chances that this drug might affect milk production. Due to this reason, breastfeeding is not recommended during this medication.  

Can you take Bromocriptine and Clomid together? 

Although no interaction has been found between these two drugs but always take them under the supervision of your doctor to avoid any kind of side effects.  

Doctors often prescribe the combined therapy of Bromocriptine and Clomid to treat patients suffering from normoprolactinemic amenorrhea.  

Precautions you need to take while using Bromocriptine 

You should strictly avoid the intake of this medicine if you are allergic to it or to an ergot medicine. Even if you have any other allergies avoid taking it.  

This drug is known to contain certain inactive ingredients due to which it might cause allergic reactions and other problems to you. You can talk to your doctor about this.  

Before you start using this medicine, inform your doctor about your medical history such as:

  • Blood flow problems like Raynaud’s disease and peripheral vascular disease
  • Liver disease
  • Certain genetic enzyme problems like glucose-galactose malabsorption, galactose intolerance and lactase deficiency
  • Heart problems like irregular heartbeat, coronary artery disease and heart attack
  • Recent pregnancy mainly with high blood pressure
  • Mental or mood disorder like depression, schizophrenia and psychosis
  • Stomach and intestinal problems like ulcer or bleeding

This drug might cause dizziness or drowsiness so avoid the intake of alcohol or marijuana because it can make you feel more dizzy & drowsy.  

You should not use machinery, drive or do anything which demands alertness until and unless you are sure to do it safely.  

Completely avoid the intake of alcoholic beverages as it can cause serious side effects.  

When you taking this medicine at the time of winters make sure that you keep your hands and feet warm because Bromocriptine tablets can decrease the blood flow in your fingers and toes when exposed to cold which will further increase risk of damage.

Before going to any surgery, make sure that you inform your doctor or dentist about all the medicines that you are using like herbal products, prescription drugs and non-prescription drugs.  

What are Bromocriptine side effects? 

Always remember that your doctor has prescribed you this medicine because he thinks that that benefit of Parlodel is more as compared to its risk of side effects. 

Many people who are taking this medication did not come across any serious side effects.  

Some of the common side effects of this drug include:

  • Cold feeling or numbness in your fingers
  • Dizziness, dry mouth
  • Spinning sensation, feeling tired
  • Mild drowsiness
  • Stuffy nose
  • Depressed mood, sleep problems
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upset stomach, constipation
  • Nausea, diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain, vomiting 

You need to immediately contact your doctor if you come across signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling of your face, throat, lips or tongue, hives and difficulty in breathing.  

You need to get the emergency medical help and call your doctor once if you suffer from:

  • Signs of dangerous high blood pressure such as seizure, serious headache, shortness of breath, blurred vision, anxiety, chest pain, buzzing in your ears and confusion
  • Vision problems and constant runny nose
  • Signs of Low blood sugar like trouble concentrating, headache, irritability, hunger, weakness and sweating
  • Confusion, feeling like you might pass out, hallucinations
  • Bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomiting which looks like coffee grounds
  • Chest pain, rapid breathing, pain when you breathe, shortness of breath and fast heart rate
  • Loss of balance or coordination and muscle movements that you can’t control
  • Back pain, urinating less than usual as well as swelling in ankles or feet

Therefore, this is not the complete list of side effects so if you suffer from anything apart from this list then contact your doctor directly.  

Bromocriptine moa 

It is an ergot medicine which acts as a certain natural substance in your brain. This medication avoids the release of a few hormones like prolactin and growth hormone.  

Bromocriptine interactions 

Always remember that drug interaction can completely change how your medication works so before you start taking this drug, inform your doctor about all the products that you are taking.  

There are total 322 drugs that are known to interact with this drug

16 major drug interactions

302 moderate drug interactions

4 minor drug interactions 

Some of the names of drugs that interact with Bromocriptine tablets include Ambien, Cabergoline, Levodopa, etc. 


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