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Drug: Bromocriptine

When the production of the hormone prolactin by the pituitary is very excessive (hyperprolactinaemia), it interferes with the normal secretion of F.S.H. This can result in the development of oligomenorrhoea or amenorrhoea.  Bromocriptine is prescribed to women with hyperprolactinaemia, or excessive prolactin hormone.


When is Bromocriptine prescribed

Bromocriptine is prescribed to women with hyperprolactinaemia, or excessive prolactin hormone. 
 

What is hyperprolactinaemia

When the production of the hormone prolactin by the pituitary is very excessive (hyperprolactinaemia), it interferes with the normal secretion of F.S.H. This can result in the development of oligomenorrhoea or amenorrhoea.  Estrogen levels may be low and "hot flushes" and vaginal dryness and discomfort with intercourse may also occur. In addition, discharge from the nipple (galactorrhoea) may be a feature of this condition in about one third of these women.
 

What are the causes of hyperprolactinaemia

Drug therapy including some tranquilizers and blood pressure lowering agents can raise prolactin levels. In addition, stress and trauma are factors that lead to a temporary rise in prolactin. A special X-ray of the area of the skull containing the pituitary gland or preferably a CAT Scan should be done for all women with a significantly raised prolactin level. This is done to check whether or not the pituitary is enlarged, because very occasionally a benign (non-malignant) minute tumor of the pituitary is responsible for extremely  high prolactin levels. However, even in situations where a tumor is found, the treatment is medical with Bromocriptine and only very rarely is surgery recommended. 
 

How is Bromocriptine administered

The effective dosage of Bromocriptine is one 2.5 mg tablet 2-3 times per day. However, this dosage is reached very slowly, usually starting on half a tablet a day and gradually over a week or so building up the dose. It is however essential that Bromocriptine be taken on a full stomach, else the result could be intense nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Other occasional side effects include dizziness, headaches and general lassitude.  Once you are maintained on the effective dosage of Bromocriptine, the prolactin level will be rechecked, to confirm that it has fallen.
 

For how long should Bromocriptine be continued

Bromocriptine is continued each day until there is evidence on the B.B.T. Chart that a pregnancy may have occurred. Treatment is then discontinued. The response to treatment including the re-establishment of a normal menstrual cycle in most women is very rapid. As long as there is no other cause of the infertility, 80% of women with hyperprolactinaemia will become pregnant on Bromocriptine. Bromocriptine has not been shown to cause any problem to the unborn baby. If there is no evidence of ovulation on Bromocriptine alone, the addition of clomiphene can be very helpful.

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.7 years ago
hi,
Is anybady get success of getting pregnant on bromocriptine.I am also taking from 2months(2.5mg/day) but no periods...plz share your experiance.
 
 
 
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kim.7 years ago
my periods and ovulation was not consistent but by using ovulation kit predictor i would know time of ovulation. pregnancy never resulted. later, we found my prolactin level was high (27). i was put on bromocriptine and now it's fine. could that have kept me from getting pregnant even though i detected ovulation?
 
 
 
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i have 4 children i have been on bromocriptine for about 15 years i am 37 my prolactin level was in the 800;s but now i am on a higher dosage and now its in the 100.s we are working on getting it down to 30.s the medicine used to get me very sick good luck conceiving
 
 
 
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Anita.7 years ago
i have been married from three years and trying to be preg´nant but fail .
myhuby has low sperm count with w.b.c and r.b.c in seimen.s analysis.
i have litrtle high of prolactin level my other all tests are normal what should i do .i am not on any kind of medication please can you help me
 
 
 
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