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Were you looking for information about Bromocriptine? Bromocriptin is a common misspelling of bromocriptine.
 
Bromocriptine mesylate (Cycloset, Parlodel®) is a prescription medicine licensed for the treatment of parkinsonism, acromegaly, hyperprolactinemia, and type 2 diabetes. It is part of a group of medications called ergot alkaloids that work by binding to and stimulating dopamine receptors, decreasing growth hormone production by the pituitary gland, and reducing prolactin production by the pituitary gland. Before using bromocriptine capsules or tablets, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you have heart disease, psychosis, or any allergies.
 
(Click Bromocriptine for more information about how bromocriptine works for these conditions, when and how you should take the drug, and what else your healthcare provider must know about before you begin treatment. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on bromocriptine.)
 
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