Sandoz Limited | Bromocriptine (Medication)
Bromocriptine is a therapeutic breakthrough for both obstetrics and gynecology as well as neuro-endocrinology, establishing himself as a drug of pituitary adenoma, acromegaly and Parkinson's disease. This medication is used alone or with other medications (e.g., levodopa) to treat Parkinson's disease. It can improve your ability to move and decrease shakiness (tremor), stiffness, slowed movement, and unsteadiness. It may also decrease the number of episodes of not being able to move (on-off syndrome).
Bromocriptine is also used to treat hormonal problems caused by high levels of a certain chemical made by the body (prolactin). Such problems include unwanted breast milk, missed/stopped periods, difficulty becoming pregnant, decreased sperm production, and decreased sexual ability....
Nausea, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.
Some people taking bromocriptine have reported falling asleep suddenly during their usual daily activities (e.g., talking on the phone, driving). In some cases, sleep occurred without any feelings of drowsiness beforehand....
Before taking bromocriptine, tell your doctor if you have any type of allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: certain genetic enzyme problems (galactose intolerance, lactase deficiency, glucose-galactose malabsorption), uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood flow problems (e.g., peripheral vascular disease, Raynaud's disease), low blood pressure, breathing problems (e.g., pulmonary fibrosis), gastrointestinal bleeding (e.g., peptic ulcer), heart problems (e.g., coronary artery disease, angina, heart attack, irregular heartbeat), kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood disorders (e.g., depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, dementia).
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy, therefore avoid driving any type of machinery. Limit alcohol intake.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice.