What is Bromocriptine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Parlodel Kripton

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Bromocriptine is an anti-Parkinson's agent and dopamine agonist used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease; hyperprolactinemia; prolactin-secreting adenomas; and acromegaly. It may also be used for neuroleptic malignant syndrome.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prolactinoma 29 3
Parkinson's disease 9 3
Macroprolactinoma 3 0
Corticobasal degeneration 1 0
Hair loss 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 5
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bromocriptine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nausea 2
Swelling in lower extremities 2
Blurry vision 1
Compulsive behavior 1
Dizziness 1
Fainting 1

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Why patients stopped taking Bromocriptine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 5
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 3
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Bromocriptine

Duration

Stopped taking Bromocriptine

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 7
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 5
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Bromocriptine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Cabergoline (Dostinex) 1
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 1

Patients stopped taking Bromocriptine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Cabergoline (Dostinex) 2
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Bromocriptine.