bromocriptine (Parlodel)

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GENERIC NAME: bromocriptine

BRAND NAME: Parlodel

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Bromocriptine is a semisynthetic oral medication used for treating Parkinson's, acromegaly, and hyperprolactinemia. The benefits of bromocriptine are due to its stimulation of dopamine receptors. Stimulating dopamine receptors reduces the production of the pituitary hormone prolactin, reduces the levels of growth hormone in people with acromegaly, and improves symptoms of Parkinson's. The FDA approved bromocriptine on June 28, 1978.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Bromocriptine is used for treating symptoms of high levels of prolactin in the body (hyperprolactinemia), acromegaly, a condition in which there is too much growth hormone in the body, and signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease.


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/13/2015

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