- What brand names are available for bromocriptine-oral?
- Is bromocriptine-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for bromocriptine-oral?
- What are the side effects of bromocriptine-oral?
- What is the dosage for bromocriptine-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with bromocriptine-oral?
- Is bromocriptine-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about bromocriptine-oral?
What is the dosage for bromocriptine-oral?
Bromocriptine should be taken with meals.
- The dose for treating hyperprolactinemia is 2.5 to 15 mg daily. The initial dose for treating acromegaly is 1.25 to 2.5 mg at night. The dose may be increased by 1.25 to 2.5 mg every 3 to 7 days up to a maximum dose of 100 mg daily.
- Parkinson's treatment is started at 1.25 mg every 12 hours. The dose may be increased by 2.5 mg a day every 2 to 4 weeks up to a maximum dose of 100 mg daily.
Which drugs or supplements interact with bromocriptine-oral?
- Certain medications used to treat schizophrenia and other mental disorders may interact with the way bromocriptine works. Patients receiving treatment for mental disorders should check with their doctor or pharmacist before beginning a regimen that contains bromocriptine.
- Bromocriptine may decrease the effectiveness of ergot related drugs that are used to treat migraine headaches. This combination should be avoided.
- Bromocriptine is extensively metabolized or broken down by a group of liver enzymes known as the CYP3A4 enzymes. Drugs that increase or decrease the activity of these enzymes should not be combined with bromocriptine.
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