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Bromocriptine mesylate is different from conventional bromocriptine preparation used in the treatment of hyperprolactinaemia and Parkinson's disease.
5 mg for eight days despite its long half-life (65-69 h) because it is the best known effective regimen with good tolerability, in addition to rectal bromocriptine at a daily dose of 2.
A pilot study in South Africa reported highly beneficial effect of prolactin blocker bromocriptine on top of heart failure medication in patients with acute onset PPCM.
Bromocriptine is a synthetic dopamine agonist; however, the mechanism by which resolution of symptoms including hyperpyrexia and dysautonomia are achieved is unclear (Russo & O'Flaherty, 2000).
One analysis showed the time to remission was prolonged when dantrolene was combined with bromocriptine, amantadine, or electroconvulsive therapy; the mortality of dantrolene monotherapy was higher (24).
However, bromocriptine can increase the plasma levels of testosterone in male mice at higher doses (Rao et al.
Inoue T Tsuchiya K, Miura J, Sakakibara S, Denda K, Kasahara T Koyama T Bromocriptine treatment of tricyclic and heterocyclic antidepressant-resistant depression.
maintaining fluid balance, cooling, and prevention of infections), and, if necessary, administration of dopamine agonists such as admantadine, L-dopa, or bromocriptine.
These findings confirm and extend those of several previous reports in the literature, but none of the dopamine receptor agonists--pramipexole, ropinirole, cabergoline, bromocriptine, rotigotine, and apomorphine--currently carry a boxed warning about the potential for developing severe impulse control disorders.
As she clung to life, the doctors had experimented with bromocriptine, a drug often used to help women recover from cardiomyopathy after giving birth.