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 9 3
Parkinson's disease 6 2
Hair loss 1 1
Menstrual migraines 1 1
Pituitary adenoma 1 1

Show all 6 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 4
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bromocriptine

Side effect Patients
Nausea 2
Blurry vision 1
Compulsive behaviors 1
Dizziness 1
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Fainting 1

Show all 16 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Bromocriptine

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 1
30 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Bromocriptine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
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

Currently taking Bromocriptine

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Bromocriptine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
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
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 5
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Bromocriptine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Cabergoline (Dostinex) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Bromocriptine.