Bromocriptine is a generic dopamine agonist that may also go by the brand names Parlodel, Cycloset, and Brotin. This ergopeptide drug can help treat hyperprolactinemia, which is high levels of the prolactin hormone in the blood, helping to restore fertility in these cases.
Doctors may prescribe this drug for medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes, and acromegaly, which is overproduction of growth hormone. Sometimes doctors would prescribe this drug to stop milk production after a miscarriage, abortion, or birth, but there is now evidence of serious side effect risk in these cases. For fertility, doctors may prescribe this medication to treat hyperprolactinemia, whether triggered by tumors, medication use, or other causes. This medical condition involving high levels of prolactin hormone in the body can interfere with fertility in both women and men, and prescribing Bromocriptine to reduce prolactin can help restore fertility.
This medication is a dopamine agonist which prevents the release of the hormone prolactin, helping to reduce the amount of prolactin in the body. Prolactin is a hormone responsible for triggering lactation, among other things, so reducing the amount of prolactin in the blood can stop unwanted lactation. Reducing the amount of prolactin hormone in the blood can help other symptoms of hyperprolactinemia as well, such as missed or irregular menstrual periods and infertility in women, and breast growth, erectile dysfunction, and infertility in men.
Your fertility doctor will tell you how and when to take this medication for fertility. Your doctor may tell you to take these tablets orally, with food, one or two times a day. However, the amount of this medicine your doctor prescribes depends on the medical condition it is treating and your particular hormone levels. Your fertility doctor may start you on a low dose of Bromocriptine and then gradually increase the amount of drug you are taking, to help reduce side effects. Your doctor may also tell you to reduce your dosage of this drug gradually for the same reason.
You should seek medical attention if these side effects worsen or persist. Seek medical attention if you experience serious negative effects such as
A serious allergic reaction to this medication is rare, but seek medical attention immediately if you have symptoms like
These may not be all the possible side effects.
The drug may cause some people to fall asleep, sometimes without feeling drowsy first. Be cautious about driving, operating machinery, or performing other dangerous tasks. The risk of falling asleep can be increased by alcohol or other medication.
Another potential side effect of taking these tablets is an increase or decrease in blood pressure, usually when first taking this drug, when increasing its dose, or when rising suddenly. To reduce your chance of lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting, always rise from a sitting or lying position slowly.
Tell your doctor or dentist you are taking Bromocriptine if you are having surgery or dental work. Do not stop taking this medication suddenly; talk to your doctor. Do not take the drug while breastfeeding and talk to your doctor if you become pregnant. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible unless it is almost time for your next dose: do not take a double dose. Keep this drug out of the reach of children and store it at room temperature away from light, heat, and moisture.
Your fertility doctor may prescribe Bromocriptine to treat infertility caused by hyperprolactinemia, but they may combine this drug with other fertility drugs or treatments. You may use fertility monitors and ovulation tests with this medication to determine the best time to conceive.
In hyperprolactinemia, the blood contains abnormally high levels of the hormone prolactin. The pituitary gland usually produces this hormone to trigger lactation, but high levels of prolactin at other times can cause breast milk production when not breast feeding, missed or irregular menstrual periods, and infertility in women. In men, hyperprolactinemia can cause breast growth, erectile dysfunction, and male infertility when hypergonadism interferes with sperm production. Hyperprolactinemia can be caused by tumors in the pituitary gland, certain medication, and other factors. When infertility is caused by hyperprolactinemia, using a drug to lower prolactin levels can help restore fertility.
Fertility treatments and fertility drugs can be expensive when there is an underlying medical condition like hyperprolactinemia, so we, a licensed pharmacy, can help women and men order affordable Bromocriptine. Talk to your fertility doctor first to see if this medication is the right fertility drug for you, then bring your prescription back to us. Submit your order online or phone our customer service hotline and one of our partner pharmacies will ship your order right to you, with free shipping, so you can start your fertility treatments.