Bromocriptine is a medication that is prescribed for the treatment of acromegaly, hyperprolactinemia, Parkinson's disease, and other conditions. It belongs to a class of drugs called ergot alkaloids and is available in both brand-name and generic form. Potential side effects include nausea, dizziness, and constipation.
Bromocriptine mesylate (Cycloset™, Parlodel®) is a prescription medication approved for treating the following conditions:
- Hyperprolactinemia (high levels of the hormone prolactin)
- Parkinson's disease and other similar conditions (when used in combination with other medications)
- Acromegaly (a hormonal growth disorder)
- Type 2 diabetes.
Common side effects of bromocriptine include, but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Bromocriptine to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)