Brand Names : Parlodel, Parlodel SnapTabs, Alti-Bromocriptine, Apo-Bromocriptine
- Dopamine agonist
- Growth hormone suppressant, acromegaly
- Lactation inhibitor
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome therapy
Bromocriptine (broe-moe-KRIP-teen) belongs to the group of medicines known
as ergot alkaloids. Bromocriptine blocks release of a hormone called prolactin
from the pituitary gland. Prolactin affects the menstrual cycle and milk production.
Bromocriptine is used to treat certain menstrual problems or to stop milk
production in some women or men who have abnormal milk leakage. It is also
used to treat infertility in both men and women that occurs because the body
made too much prolactin.
Bromocriptine is also used to treat some people who have Parkinson's disease.
It works by stimulating certain parts of the brain and nervous system that
are involved in this disease.
Bromocriptine is also used to treat acromegaly (overproduction of growth
hormone) and pituitary prolactinomas (tumors of the pituitary gland).
Bromocriptine may also be used for other conditions as determined by your
Bromocriptine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage forms:
Capsules (U.S. and Canada)
Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
- Parlodel SnapTabs
In Canada -
Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.