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Bromocriptine (Parlodel, Cycloset)

Bromocriptine is a medication that can be used for various conditions depending on the brand and formulation. It is primarily known for treating disorders associated with high levels of the hormone prolactin in the body, such as Parkinson’s disease and certain types of pituitary tumors. Additionally, it can be prescribed for managing symptoms of acromegaly, a condition characterized by excessive growth hormone, and it is sometimes used to help control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

It belongs to a class of drugs known as dopamine agonists, which work by mimicking the effects of dopamine in the brain.

Bromocriptine is available under two major brand names: Parlodel and Cycloset. Although both contain bromocriptine as their active ingredient, they are used for different medical purposes

Parlodel, which contains bromocriptine mesylate, is used primarily for treating conditions caused by a hormone imbalance related to high levels of the hormone prolactin. 

Examples of conditions treated by Parlodel include:

  • Hyperprolactinemia: This is a condition in which the body produces abnormally high levels of prolactin, a hormone that stimulates milk production in women. Hyperprolactinemia can cause various symptoms, including infertility, sexual dysfunction, irregular menstrual cycles in women, and low libido in men. Parlodel decreases the level of prolactin in the body by acting on the dopamine receptors in the pituitary gland.
  • Parkinson’s Disease: In Parkinson’s disease, Parlodel is used as part of the treatment regimen. It helps alleviate symptoms like stiffness, tremors, and slow movement by compensating for the brain’s reduced dopamine levels.
  • Acromegaly: Parlodel reduces the levels of growth hormone in patients with acromegaly, a condition caused by the overproduction of growth hormone leading to enlarged bones and other tissues.

Cycloset is primarily used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, although it contains the same active ingredient as Parlodel. Cycloset acts on dopamine receptors in the brain to help regulate blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity in patients with diabetes.

Cycloset and Parlodel (bromocriptine) are available in different forms, including tablets and capsules.

The dosage, frequency of use, and duration of treatment may vary depending on the condition being treated and the formulation prescribed. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider for safe and effective use.

In the United States, bromocriptine is available under the following brand names:

  • Parlodel
  • Cycloset

Common side effects associated with bromocriptine may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps

More serious side effects which should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately may include:

  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Fainting
  • Numbness, tingling, or pain in your fingers or toes (especially in cold weather)
  • Chest pain
  • Fast or irregular heartbeats
  • Shortness of breath
  • Bloody or tarry stools
  • Bloody vomit
  • Blurred or impaired vision
  • Pain in your back pain, 
  • Swelling in your ankles or feet
  • Little to no urination

The above lists of possible side effects associated with bromocriptine are not exhaustive and other side effects may occur. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking bromocriptine, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bromocriptine

What Is Bromocriptine Used to Treat?

Bromocriptine is commonly used to treat disorders associated with high levels of prolactin in the body, such as hyperprolactinemia, Parkinson’s disease, and acromegaly. It can also be prescribed for managing symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

How Does Bromocriptine Work?

Bromocriptine is a dopamine agonist, meaning it mimics the effects of dopamine in the brain. By acting on dopamine receptors, it helps regulate hormone levels and improve symptoms associated with high prolactin, Parkinson’s disease, acromegaly, and type 2 diabetes.

What Are the Most Common Side Effects of Bromocriptine?

The most common side effects of bromocriptine include dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, constipation, heartburn, drowsiness, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. It is important to contact your healthcare provider if you experience any severe or persistent side effects.

How to Take Bromocriptine?

Bromocriptine is available in various forms, including tablets and capsules. The dosage, frequency of use, and duration of treatment may vary depending on the condition being treated and the formulation prescribed.

It is important to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider for safe and effective use. 

Here are some general guide guidelines for taking bromocriptine:

  • Take the medication with food to reduce stomach upset.
  • Do not stop taking bromocriptine without consulting your healthcare provider, even if you feel better.
  • Do not stop using any form of bromocriptine suddenly as the medication must be stopped gradually.
  • Do not take more or less of the medication than prescribed.
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
  • Store the medication at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Do You Need a Prescription for Bromocriptine?

Yes, both Cycloset and Parlodel require a prescription from a healthcare provider and are not available over the counter.

Can You Get an Online Prescription for Bromocriptine From DrHouse?

Yes, you can obtain an online prescription for Bromocriptine from DrHouse if deemed appropriate by one of our healthcare providers during a video call consultation. Our dedicated team of licensed professionals is available to discuss your symptoms and health concerns, providing personalized care and treatment recommendations, including prescriptions for medications like Bromocriptine when necessary.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.