bromocriptine

 

 

General English name: bromocriptine

Brand: Parlodel

Application: Disorders related to high prolactin levels (such as galactorrhea and prolactinoma) - Parkinson's disease – Acromegaly

 

 

Bromocriptine Drug Information

Contraindications to the use of bromocriptine

Drug interaction of bromocriptine

Tips to consider before taking bromocriptine

Possible side effects of bromocriptine

How to store bromocriptine

 

 

 

Bromocriptine Drug Information

Medication Information: Bromocriptine is prescribed for a number of different conditions, and your doctor will prescribe it for you depending on your condition. Bromocriptine blocks the production of a chemical called prolactin. Prolactin is involved in a number of processes, including postpartum milk production. It also affects the control of menstrual cycle and fertility hormone levels. As a result, bromocriptine is helpful in preventing or reducing milk production when your doctor needs it. Likewise, the drug bromocriptine is useful in some types of infertility, breast problems and menstrual problems caused by higher than usual levels of prolactin.

High prolactin levels occur in people with prolactinoma. Prolactinoma is a noncancerous swelling of the pituitary gland. The disease can have a variety of symptoms, including reduced fertility, breast changes and headaches. Prolactinoma can be treated with prolactin-lowering drugs, such as bromocriptine. In these cases, treatment is usually long-term.

High prolactin levels occur in people with prolactinoma. Prolactinoma is a noncancerous swelling of the pituitary gland. The disease can have a variety of symptoms, including reduced fertility, breast changes and headaches. Prolactinoma can be treated with prolactin-lowering drugs, such as bromocriptine. In these cases, treatment is usually long-term.

Bromocriptine affects the production of growth hormone and is sometimes used to treat diseases such as acromegaly, although other treatments are often preferred. Acromegaly is a disorder that causes enlarged limbs and prominent face.

 

Contraindications to the use of bromocriptine

 Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

 Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Drug interaction of bromocriptine

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with bromocriptine include antipsychotics (such as chlorpromazine, haloperidol, thioridazine, and other ergot drugs (such as ergotamine, ergotamine). Such as sumatriptan, frovatriptan.

Other drugs that affect the removal of bromocriptine from the body and may therefore affect the function of bromocriptine include: Azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole), such as boceprevir, cobicistat, delavirdine Macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin, erythromycin), nefazodone, HIV protease inhibitors (eg: lopinavir, ritonavir), telaprevir, telithromycin.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, including: alcohol, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medications (such as alprazolam), alp Diazepam, zolpidem, muscle relaxants, and analgesics and painkillers (such as codeine).

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

 

Tips to consider before taking bromocriptine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking bromocriptine:

  •  If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  •  If you have high blood pressure or if you have a history of high blood pressure during or shortly after pregnancy.
  •  If you have any cardiovascular disease.
  •  If you have a history of stomach ulcers.
  •  If you have any liver problems.
  •  If you have a circulatory problem (called Raynaud's syndrome).
  •  If you have a history of a serious mental health problem, such as psychosis.
  •  If you have a rare inherited blood disease called porphyria.
  •  If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  •  If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Possible side effects of bromocriptine

All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of continuous occurrence of any side effects, the physician should be informed:

Feeling sick, drowsiness and dizziness, constipation, headache, nasal congestion

Note: Occasionally, bromocriptine can cause more serious side effects. Although this is very rare, see your doctor if you have any of these serious symptoms:

 Any shortness of breath or breathing problems, frequent coughing

Chest or abdominal pain or discomfort

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of bromocriptine.

 

How to store bromocriptine

 Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

 Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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