Active ingredients: bromocriptine
What it is used for
1. Prevention of onset of lactation in the puerperium for clearly defined medical reasons. Therapy should be continued for 14 days to prevent rebound lactation. Kripton should not be used to suppress established lactation. 2.Treatment of hyperprolactinaemia where surgery and/or radiotherapy are not indicated or have already been used with incomplete resolution. Precautions should be taken to ensure that the hyperprolactinaemia is not due to severe primary hypothyroidism. Where the cause of hyperprolactinaemia is a prolactin secreting microadenoma or macroadenoma, bromocriptine is indicated for conservative treatment; prior to surgery in order to reduce tumour size and to facilitate removal; after surgery if prolactin level is still elevated. 3. Adjunctive therapy in the management of acromegaly when: (i) the patient refuses surgery and/or radiotherapy; (ii) surgery and/or radiotherapy has been unsuccessful or full effects are not expected for some months; (iii) a manifestation of the acromegaly needs to be brought under control pending surgery and/or radiotherapy. 4. Idiopathic or post-encephalitic Parkinson's disease. It should be noted that data are not yet sufficient to evaluate the role of bromocriptine in treating early Parkinsonism.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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A white, circular, flat scored tablet with the inscriptions 'BE' and '2.5' above and below the scoreline, respectively on one side and the alpha symbol on the other side.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient bromocriptine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
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