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bromocriptine - oral, Parlodel (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.Some products that may interact with this drug include: medications for high blood pressure (e.g., methyldopa, reserpine, beta blockers such as metoprolol/propranolol), antipsychotic medication (e.g., haloperidol, pimozide), ergot alkaloids (e.g., ergonovine), metoclopramide, nitrates (e.g., nitroglycerin), octreotide, "triptans" (e.g., sumatriptan, frovatriptan).Other medications can affect the removal of bromocriptine from your body, which may affect how bromocriptine works. Examples include cimetidine, delavirdine, efavirenz, nefazodone, telithromycin, azole antifungals (such as ketoconazole), macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin), HIV protease inhibitors (such as lopinavir, ritonavir), a certain combination HIV medication (elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir), rifamycins (such as rifabutin), St. John's wort, certain anti-seizure medicines (such as carbamazepine), among others.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., phenytoin), medicine for sleep or anxiety (e.g., alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., chlorpromazine, risperidone, nortriptyline, trazodone).Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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