Bromocriptine Mesylate Information
Bromocriptine mesylate (Cycloset™, Parlodel®) is a medicine used to treat a number of conditions, including:
- 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.
Although other types of medications are the mainstay of Parkinson's disease treatment, bromocriptine can be helpful when used in addition to such medications. When used by itself, bromocriptine is not approved for Parkinson's disease. It is approved for this purpose only when used in combination with levodopa medications.
Bromocriptine is taken by mouth, usually one to three times daily. When taken for diabetes, it is taken in the morning within two hours after waking.
Information your healthcare provider needs when prescribing bromocriptine mesylate includes a list of all other medicines you are taking, including nonprescription drugs and supplements, and any other medical conditions you have. In particular, let your healthcare provider know if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, or any allergies.
(For more information, including how it works and what to expect while taking it, click Bromocriptine.)