Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Bromocriptine

Introduction

Name

Bromocriptine

Class of drug

  • Synthetic ergot alkaloid derivative.

Description

Physical properties

  • Yellowish white powder - slightly soluble in water.

Uses

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Indications

Dog
  • Management of behavioral changes associated with pseudopregnancy   Pseudopregnancy  .
  • Suppression of lactation.
  • Termination of pregnancy.
  • Interruption of anestrus.
  • Management of pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism   Hyperadrenocorticism  .
  • Efficacy is low and side effects are common for this indication.
  • ?Management of acromegaly   Acromegaly  .

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Drugs increasing prolactin concentrations eg amitriptyline and phenothiazines may necessitate increased doses of bromocriptine for prolactin suppression.
  • Metoclopramide may antagonize its hypoprolactinemia affect.

Adverse Reactions

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