Generic Medicine Info
Should be taken with food.
Uncontrolled HTN, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (including eclampsia, pre-eclampsia or pregnancy-induced HTN), HTN post-partum and in the puerperium. Coronary artery disease, other severe CV disorders, symptoms or history of severe psychiatric disorders when used for the suppression of lactation or other non-life-threatening indications. Evidence of cardiac valvulopathy (long-term therapy). Lactation.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ parkinsonian syndrome who manifest mild degrees of dementia or w/ history of MI and a residual atrial, nodal or ventricular arrhythmia, pleuropulmonary signs and symptoms, history of psychosis, CV disease, Raynaud's syndrome, history of peptic ulcer. Renal or hepatic impairment. Childn. Pregnancy. Patient Counselling This drug may cause somnolence and/or sudden sleep onset, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Monitoring Parameters Monitor for pituitary enlargement, visual field to detect secondary field loss in macroprolactinoma fibrotic disease; BP and heart rate (at baseline and periodically), GI bleeding and pregnancy test during amenorrheic period.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, orthostatic hypotension, Raynaud's syndrome, erythromelalgia, arrhythmias, exacerbation of angina, headache, nasal congestion, dry mouth, constipation, diarrhoea, altered LFTs, dyskinaesia, GI bleeding, psychosis, hallucinations, delusions, confusion, pericarditis, pleural thickening and effusions, sudden sleep onset, hypersexuality, visual disturbance, tinnitus, hair loss.
Drug Interactions
Increased plasma level w/ erythromycin and other macrolide antibiotics. Effects of antihypertensives may be potentiated. Diminished therapeutic effect w/ dopamine antagonists such as psychotropics (e.g. phenothiazines, butyrophenones, thioxanthenes). Additive neurologic effect w/ levodopa. Reduced prolactin-lowering effect w/ metoclopramide and domperidone. Potentially severe adverse effects may occur w/ concomitant use of other ergot alkaloids.
ATC Classification
G02CB01 - bromocriptine ; Belongs to the class of prolactine inhibitors. Used to suppress lactation.
N04BC01 - bromocriptine ; Belongs to the class of dopamine agonist. Used in the management of Parkinson's disease.
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