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Doctor insights on: How Can Bromocriptine Help With Weight Loss

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,924 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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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What do you know about parlodel (bromocriptine) benefits?

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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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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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?

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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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 wont 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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Dr. James Dukelow
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Parlodel (Definition)

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