Bromocriptine Mesylate is an active ingredient used in various medicines to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, like stiffness, tremors, muscle spasms, and poor muscle control. Bromocriptine is a methane sulfonate that plays the role of an antiparkinson drug. It is a semisynthetic ergotamine alkaloid that is a dopamine D2 agonist and suppresses prolactin secretion.
Class of Drugs – Ergot derivatives
Molecular Formula – C33H44BrN5O8S
Molecular Weight - 750.7 g/mol
Working: This given ingredient Bromocriptine Mesylate is an ergot medicine that works by acting like a certain natural substance i.e. dopamine in the brain. It helps prevents the release of certain hormones such as growth hormone, prolactin. This ingredient lowers these hormone levels, but it does not cure the causes of the increased levels.
Uses: The mentioned active component is used alone or with other medications to treat Parkinson's disease. It is helpful to improve the ability to move and can decrease shakiness, stiffness, slowed movement, and unsteadiness. It can help to reduce the number of episodes of not being able to move.
This ingredient Bromocriptine Mesylate is also used to treat high levels of a certain hormone made by the body. It may be used to treat a type of tumor which causes high levels of prolactin and helps to reduce the tumor size. It can be used to treat high levels of growth hormone.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active ingredient is used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Parlodel: 2.5 mg
This medication is not recommended for stopping unwanted breast milk after pregnancy, miscarriage, or abortion.