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Bromocriptine, Parlodel


Bromocriptine is an ergot alkaloids that blocks release of a hormone called prolactin from the pituitary gland.


blocks prolactin release


Bromocriptine is used to treat certain menstrual problems or to stop milk production in some women or men who have abnormal milk leakage. It is also used to treat infertility in both men and women that occurs because the body made too much prolactin.

Side Effects

abdominal pain, angina, anorexia, confusion, constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, hallucinations, headache, hypertension, hypotension, myocardial infarction, myopia, nasal congestion, nausea/vomiting, ocular irritation, orthostatic hypotension, peptic ulcer, retroperitoneal fibrosis, rhinorrhea, seizures, sinus bradycardia, stroke, syncope, ventricular tachycardia, xerostomia,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Negative interactions:

Vitex (Chasteberry)
Vitex reduces levels of prolactin in the body, which may cause additive effects when combined with Bromocriptine.




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