It is used to treat type 2 diabetes
What is this medicine?BROMOCRIPTINE (broe moe KRIP teen) is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- diabetic ketoacidosis
- low blood pressure
- mental illness
- migraines with fainting
- type 1 diabetes
- an unusual or allergic reaction to bromocriptine, ergot alkaloids, sulfites, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
- breast- feeding
How should I use this medicine?Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take with food within 2 hours of waking in the morning. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss your morning dose, wait until the next morning to take your medicine. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- ergot alkaloids like dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS
- aspirin and aspirin- like medicines
- certain antipsychotics like clozapine, haloperidol, olanzapine, thiothixene, ziprasidone
- certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
- certain medicines for migraine headache like almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan
- certain medicines for Parkinson's disease and related conditions like cabergoline, pramipexole, ropinirole
- phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
- sulfa medicines