Bromocriptine is used to treat Parkinson’s disease. It acts like a chemical in your brain called dopamine. Bromocriptine is also used to treat conditions caused by high amounts of a hormone called prolactin.
Take bromocriptine regularly as directed with food and a glass of water.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with bromocriptine including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. kava, St John's wort) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Persistent dry cough, short of breath, swollen feet or legs
Fast or irregular heartbeat, chest pain
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Unusual behaviour or thinking, hallucinations, confusion
Unusual urges (e.g. gambling, eating, spending, sex)
Strange or uncontrolled movements
Falling asleep without warning
Changes in vision
Numb or cold hands or feet
|Tell your doctor|
Drowsiness, tiredness or weakness
Nasal stuffiness, dry mouth
Stomach upset, constipation
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
Lightheaded or dizzy after standing up
|Stand up slowly. If it continues, or is severe, tell your doctor|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. July 2018
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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