Some people taking bromocriptine have fallen asleep during normal daytime activities such as working, talking, eating, or driving. You may fall asleep suddenly, even after feeling alert. Tell your doctor if you have any problems with daytime sleepiness or drowsiness. If you are unsure of how this medicine will affect you, be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to bromocriptine, or if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension), hypertension caused by pregnancy, including eclampsia and preeclampsia, or if you are allergic to any type of ergot medicine such as Ergomar, D.H.E. 45, Migranal Nasal Spray Ergotrate, or Methergine.
Before you take bromocriptine, tell your doctor if you have heart disease or a history of heart attack, high blood pressure, hereditary galactose intolerance, severe lactase deficiency, glucose-galactose malabsorption, liver or kidney disease, a stomach ulcer, a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, a history of mental illness or psychosis, or if you are planning to become pregnant while taking bromocriptine.
Tell your doctor right away if you do become pregnant while taking bromocriptine.
Do not breast-feed a baby while taking this medication.
Take bromocriptine with food, even if you take it at bedtime.