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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Bromocriptine (Overview)

Bromocriptine is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What are the effects of bromocriptine?

What are the effects of bromocriptine?

Prolactin: Bromocriptine stimulates brain Dopamine receptors and is used to treat elevated prolactin, often from a prolactin-secreting pituitary tumor. Also used for parkinson's, and it is used for diabetes, though not very effective. Main side effect is nausea, which tends to go away with treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Bromocriptine (Overview)

Bromocriptine is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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How can I stop taking bromocriptine?

How can I stop taking bromocriptine?

Stop bromocriptine: You can stop taking this medication "cold turkey". But if your taking it for abnormal lactation be prepared that this condition will restart. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of high prolactin level. My is 248 ng/ml and doc prescribed me bromocriptine. Though it is expensive drug how long does it take?

What is the treatment of high prolactin level. My is 248 ng/ml and doc prescribed me bromocriptine. Though it is expensive drug how long does it take?

Prolactinoma: Generally tumor in pituitary gland generally benign. Causing elevation of prolactin level. Prolactin can cause sexual dysfunction in men prevent ovulation and normal body function in females. Can be treated surguically. ...Read more

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Why use bromocriptine medication for infertile women?

Elevated prolactin: Bromocriptine is commonly used to treat microadenomas of the pituitary gland. These result in an elevated level of prolactin with will inhibit ovulation. Bromocriptine can lower prolactin levels in affected women and thus help them ovulate. ...Read more

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High prolactin level of 22.8ng/ml. Last period was 29th march & next period should 30th april, 23rd april I used bromocriptine for 8days. Missed period?

High prolactin level of 22.8ng/ml. Last period was 29th march & next period should 30th april, 23rd april I used bromocriptine for 8days. Missed period?

High Prolactin: If you were started on bromocriptine for an elevated proloactin then that explains your cycle irregularity. High prolactin levels inhibit the menstrual cycle. That is often how the benign brain tumor called a prolactinoma is found. Normally the medication is given daily not just for 8 days. Clarify the plan with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Does bromocriptine actually work?

Does bromocriptine actually work?

Yes?: It works for what's it's approved for. It is usually most effective for high prolactin level in the blood (or a tumor producing the hormone prolactin). Other uses are to treat acromegaly (excess growth hormone), parkinson disease, or neuroleptic malignant syndrome. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hair loss and considering taking biotin 3000mcg while on apo bromocriptine (too much prolactin), is it safe?

I am experiencing hair loss and considering taking biotin 3000mcg while on apo bromocriptine (too much prolactin), is it safe?

Yes, it's safe!: Taking biotin is a good idea. Biotin is a b vitamin that is in many of the foods we eat. It is in eggs, for example, but is destroyed in the cooking process. It has been shown to promote healthy hair, skin, and nails. It is not a toxic vitamin, meaning you will just excrete what you don't need. There is not problem taking it with bromocriptine. Lowering prolactin will reduce your hair loss also. ...Read more

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Is pituitary gland tumour benign life threatening it is 7mm have started bromocriptine tablets will it go after the tablets or do I have take forever?

Is pituitary gland tumour benign life threatening it is 7mm have started bromocriptine tablets will it go after the tablets or do I have take forever?

Almost none: Of the pituitary tumors are cancer.
Their danger is that they can crowd out other hormones and mess up proper endocrine function a variety of ways.
The drug doesn't always work. Generally it is taken for many months not forever, but...
would have to have repeated looks and
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, ...Read more

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How long does it take bromocriptine to work?

How long does it take bromocriptine to work?

Days to weeks: It starts to work quickly but prolactin levels generally don't fall for sevetal weeks. Also, repeat lab tests are needed to insure the dose is adequate to control the prolactin level. ...Read more

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Does bromocriptine actually work?

Yes?: It works for what's it's approved for. It is usually most effective for high prolactin level in the blood (or a tumor producing the hormone prolactin). Other uses are to treat acromegaly (excess growth hormone), parkinson disease, or neuroleptic malignant syndrome. ...Read more

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Where to buy bromocriptine cheap?

Where to buy bromocriptine cheap?

Why?: Why do you need bromocriptine? Did you physician prescribe it? If so, it is available generically and price will depend upon your insurance plan, where you buy it, and how many at a time. Stay away from internet pharmacies for your own safety. ...Read more

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How can I stop taking bromocriptine?

Stop bromocriptine: You can stop taking this medication "cold turkey". But if your taking it for abnormal lactation be prepared that this condition will restart. ...Read more

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What are the effects of bromocriptine?

Prolactin: Bromocriptine stimulates brain Dopamine receptors and is used to treat elevated prolactin, often from a prolactin-secreting pituitary tumor. Also used for parkinson's, and it is used for diabetes, though not very effective. Main side effect is nausea, which tends to go away with treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take bromocriptine to work?

Days to weeks: It starts to work quickly but prolactin levels generally don't fall for sevetal weeks. Also, repeat lab tests are needed to insure the dose is adequate to control the prolactin level. ...Read more

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Have to stop taking bromocriptine. Too expensive?

It's generic: It is the cheapest in its class since it's a generic. Talk to your prescribing doctor. Most likely you just need to call around to find the pharmacy with the cheapest price. ...Read more

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What do you know about parlodel (bromocriptine) benefits?

Benefits: It's a medication used to treat high prolactin level, Parkinson's disease, acromegaly. There is a form of Parlodel (bromocriptine) called Cycloset that is also used to treat type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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What kinds of problems is parlodel (bromocriptine) used for nowadays?

What kinds of problems is parlodel (bromocriptine) used for nowadays?

Few: It's a medication used to treat high prolactin level, Parkinson's disease, acromegaly. There is a form of Parlodel (bromocriptine) called Cycloset that is also used to treat type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Could bromocriptine be making me an insomniac?

Could bromocriptine be making me an insomniac?

Yes: A frequent side effect, often gets better over time. ...Read more

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Do you take bromocriptine to treat add?

Do you take bromocriptine to treat add?

Not much evidence: Bromocriptine is a Dopamine agonist (acts like dopamine), and most medications helpful for adhd increase Dopamine activity. However, there is not a lot of research suggesting that it helps with adhd, and it's safety and efficacy is not well studied especially in children. Researchers are studying it to help with executive functioning, but results aren't in yet. ...Read more

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What could happen if I miss a dose of bromocriptine?

Missing dose: Usually nothing will happen, if the dose is taken as soon as possible. Please let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Can I take garcinia gambodia if I'm taking bromocriptine?

Unknown: This interaction has never been studies so we don't know if it is safe to take together. You should speak to your doctor about starting any new vitamins while on bromocriptine. ...Read more

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Are u likely to get twins when u on bromocriptine?

Are u likely to get twins when u on bromocriptine?

No more likely: Than if you're not taking it. Do twins run in your family? If so, the likelihood is increased somewhat, ...Read more

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Why use bromocriptine medication for infertile women?

Elevated prolactin: Bromocriptine is commonly used to treat microadenomas of the pituitary gland. These result in an elevated level of prolactin with will inhibit ovulation. Bromocriptine can lower prolactin levels in affected women and thus help them ovulate. ...Read more

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How long to take parlodel (bromocriptine) to get pregnant?

How long to take parlodel (bromocriptine) to get pregnant?

No specific answer: It depends upon why you're taking it. If it's to lower an elevated prolactin, the dose needs to be slowly increased until prolactin level is normalized. There is not way to predict how long that will take or whether it will allow you be become pregnant even after it's normalized. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How much time after taking bromocriptine can I get pregnant?

How much time after taking bromocriptine can I get pregnant?

Pregnancy: You may need bromocriptine for a while but if you want to get pregnant it is important to discontinue that drug until a healthy baby is born.
For completeness and more understanding you should see an obstetrician before you decide on a pregnancy. Obstetricians are exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful. ...Read more

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What's parlodel (bromocriptine) drug used for and what are side effects?

What's parlodel (bromocriptine) drug used for and what are side effects?

Parlodel (bromocriptine): The most common indication for the drug is to treat high prolactin level. Other uses are for acromegaly (high growth hormone), or for parkinson disease. Common side effects are nausea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, lightheadedness, bowel symptoms, liver enzymes elevation, low blood pressure... ...Read more

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What was parlodel (bromocriptine) drug used for and what are the side effects?

What was parlodel (bromocriptine) drug used for and what are the side effects?

Parlodel (bromocriptine): The most common indication for the drug is to treat high prolactin level. Other uses are for acromegaly (high growth hormone), or for parkinson disease. Common side effects are nausea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, lightheadedness, bowel symptoms, liver enzymes elevation, low blood pressure... ...Read more

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How long after you start taking bromocriptine, is it possible to get pregnant?

How long after you start taking bromocriptine, is it possible to get pregnant?

You can get: Pregnant while taking bromocriptine, particularly if you need it to suppress an abnormally high prolactin level. Discuss w/your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Could my sore breasts be because of bromocriptine that I'm taking?

Could my sore breasts be because of bromocriptine that I'm taking?

Indirectly, yes: I assume you are taking bromocriptine due to hyperprolactinemia, so you were probably not ovulating before but you probably are now. Sore breasts are common in the days preceding a period in a normal ovulatory cycle. Any chance of pregnancy? Pregnancy can also cause sore breasts. ...Read more

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Does bromocriptine help get pregnant?

Does bromocriptine help get pregnant?

Depends: Only if you have a condition during which a brain gland produces more prolactin that normal. Otherwise won't do any good. ...Read more

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How can bromocriptine help me concieve?

How can bromocriptine help me concieve?

Ovulation may occur: Bromocriptine is used to lower abnormally high prolactin levels. Elevated prolactin levels can interfere with ovulation. This drug stops the overproduction of prolactin which may allow the ovary to ovulate normally. ...Read more

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How does bromocriptine affect insulin resistance?

How does bromocriptine affect insulin resistance?

Helps: Bromocriptine is usually used to reduce elevated prolactin levels made by the brain, but recent studies have indicated that it may also improve glucose tolerance, hence decrease Insulin resistance. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Parlodel (Definition)

Parlodel is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more