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Bromocriptine (Systemic)

Brand Names : Parlodel, Parlodel SnapTabs, Alti-Bromocriptine, Apo-Bromocriptine

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects | Additional Information

  • Antidyskinetic
  • Antihyperprolactinemic
  • Dopamine agonist
  • Growth hormone suppressant, acromegaly
  • Infertility therapy adjunct
  • 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 doctor.

Bromocriptine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsules (U.S. and Canada)
  • Tablets (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Parlodel
  • Parlodel SnapTabs

In Canada -

  • Alti-Bromocriptine
  • Apo-Bromocriptine
  • Parlodel

Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.


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Bromocriptine: Before Using

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