bromocriptine(redirected from 2-bromo-alpha-ergocryptine)
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an ergot alkaloid that acts as a dopamine agonist; used as the mesylate salt to suppress prolactin secretion in the treatment of pituitary prolactinomas and of hyperprolactinemia-associated amenorrhea, galactorrhea, infertility, or male hypogonadism. It is also used as an antidyskinetic, usually in conjunction with levodopa, in the treatment of parkinsonism, and is used as a growth hormone suppressant in the treatment of acromegaly. Administered orally.
bromocriptine/bro·mo·crip·tine/ (bro″mo-krip´tēn) an ergot alkaloid dopamine agonist, used as the mesylate salt to suppress prolactin secretion and thereby treat prolactinomas and endocrine disorders secondary to hyperprolactinemia; also used as an antidyskinetic in parkinsonism and a growth hormone suppressant in acromegaly.
An ergot alkaloid, C32H40BrN5O5, that is a dopamine antagonist and is used in its mesylate form to treat Parkinson's disease, acromegaly, and excessive prolactin secretion, and to reduce the size of certain pituitary tumors.
An ergoline derivative which reduces pituitary prolactin secretion and size of pituitary tumours.
Hyperprolactinemia, pituitary tumours, amenorrhoea, female infertility, hypogonadism, acromegaly, Parkinson’s disease, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, type-2 diabetes.
Orthostatic hypotension, vomiting, vertigo, headaches, upset stomach, coronary vasospasm, pulmonary fibrosis, hepatotoxicity.
A dopamine D2-receptor inhibitor which inhibits T-cell-dependent induction of macrophage tumouricidal activity.
bromocriptineAn ERGOT derivative drug with DOPAMINE-like effects. It is used in the treatment of PARKINSON'S DISEASE and ACROMEGALY and given to prevent LACTATION by inhibiting the secretion of the hormone prolactin by the pituitary gland. A brand name is Parlodel.
Also known as Parlodel, the main drug used to treat galactorrhea by reducing levels of the hormone prolactin.
a dopamine agonist; as a derivative of ergot alkaloids it is a luteolytic and arbortifacient which suppresses prolactin secretion and lowers plasma ACTH levels. Used as an abortifacient and in the treatment of pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism.