Bromocriptine
Bromocriptine
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Bromocriptine

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What is this medication?

Bromocriptine, Cycloset/Parlodel
Anti-Parkinson Agent, Dopamine Agonist, Antidiabetic Agent, Ergot Derivative

How does this medication work? 

Bromocriptine, Cycloset/Parlodel is an ergot alkaloid derivative and a dopamine agonist which binds to post-synaptic receptors to inhibit pituitary prolactin secretion and enhance coordinated motor control.  Prolactin is best known for stimulating lactorrhea but also have been found to be linked to sexual libido and penile erection.  Studies have shown that the neuroendocrine response to sexual activity is characterized by a pronounced orgasm-dependent increase in prolactin levels.  Men who have higher prolactin levels are likely to experience lower sexual drive and erectile dysfunction Bromocriptine, Cycloset/Parlodel has been shown to have a positive impact in the treatment of sexual disorders as well as help improve overall sexual performance by reducing the duration of refractory period, improve sexual libido and arousal and improving overall penile erectile function.  In addition, Bromocriptine, Cycloset/Parlodel is believed to reset the hypothalamic circadian rhythm which can reverse insulin resistance and decrease glucose production in obese patients along with maintaining normal leptin stimulation during caloric restriction which will normalize the metabolic rate.

How should I take this medication? 

Hyperprolactinemia (excluding Cycloset)
Oral: Start with an initial dose of 1.25mg to 2.5mg daily; dose may be increased by 2.5mg daily as tolerated every 2 to 7 days until optimal response is reached (therapeutic range: 2.5mg to 15mg daily)

Parkinson disease (excluding Cycloset)
Oral: Take 0.8mg once daily in the morning; dose can be increased by 0.8mg weekly as tolerated (therapeutic range: 1.6mg to 4.8mg daily)

Diabetes mellitus, type 2 (Cycloset only)
Oral: Take 1.25mg twice daily, dose can be increased by 2.5mg daily in 2 to 4-week intervals as needed to a maximum of 100mg daily. 

Anorgasmia (Off-Label)
Oral: Take 1.25mg to 2.5mg twice daily.

Metabolic Rate (Off-Label)
Oral: Take 1.25mg to 2.5mg twice daily.

How Do You Take: Cycloset should be taken within 2 hours of waking up in the morning.  Bromocriptine, Cycloset/Parlodel should be taken with food to decrease any GI upset.  Take the medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor at the same time each day.

Do Not Use: If you have a known hypersensitivity to Bromocriptine, Cycloset/Parlodel or any component of the formulation; do not use Cycloset if you have syncopal migraines and/or breastfeeding.  Do not use Parlodel if you have uncontrolled hypertension and/or pregnant.

What should I watch for while using this medication? 

Can cause cardiac valvular fibrosis

Can cause CNS depression and should be used with caution in patients that require mental alertness in performing tasks

Can reduce impulse control and has been associated with compulsive behaviors

Can cause pleural/retroperitoneal fibrosis

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

How should I store this medication?

Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.

What are the possible side effects of using this medication?

The frequency of side effects can vary based on the dose and/or indication used:

>10%

Gastrointestinal: Constipation (11% to 14%), nausea (18% to 33%)

Nervous System: Dizziness (≤13%), headache (≤13%)

Neuromuscular and Skeletal: Asthenia (13%)

Respiratory: Rhinitis (14%)