Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet

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Uses of Brainstar OD Tablet

Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet is used for high levels of prolactin, female infertility and acromegaly.

Brainstar OD Tablet side effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue

How to use Brainstar OD Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Brainstar OD Tablet works

Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet is a dopamine receptor agonist. It decreases the release of prolactin (milk hormone) in the body. Overproduction of this hormone is associated with abnormal production of breast milk as well as suppression of the sexual glands which can cause infertility. Reducing prolactin levels with Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet can therefore improve these conditions. In acromegaly, it works by lowering the amount of growth hormone in the body.

Brainstar OD Tablet related warnings

Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet is usually not used during breastfeeding because it suppresses lactation.
Dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure may occur in some patients while on Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet. If you are affected in this way, your ability to drive may be impaired.
Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, a cautious use of this medicine is advised in these patients.

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Expert Advice

  • Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet is used to treat conditions caused by excess production of a natural hormone called prolactin such as infertility, or abnormal production of breast milk (galactorrhoea).
  • It should be taken with or after food to avoid side effects such as nausea or indigestion.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not take Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Regular monitoring of blood pressure and heart function (tests like echocardiogram), chest X-ray, and blood test may be advised before starting treatment and regularly during treatment with Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Brainstar OD

What is the cause of enlarge spleen and liver? What treatment to be given? What precautions should be taken? Problem has got repeated in 2 months
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.There are many causes of liver and spleen enlargementfew examples--Infection: Acute viral hepatitis. Infectious mononucleosis. Haematological disease: Myeloproliferative disease. Leukaemia. Metabolic disease: Niemann-Pick disease. Chronic liver disease and portal hypertension: Chronic active hepatitis. Amyloidosis. Acromegaly. Systemic lupus erythematosus. Sarcoidosis.
Do you have any questions related to Brainstar OD 2.5 mg Tablet?


Q. Is bromocriptine addictive?

No, bromocriptine is not an addictive

Q. Does bromocriptine cause constipation/weight loss/hair loss/weight gain?

Bromocriptine may cause side effects such as constipation and hair loss. But it has no known effect on body weight

Q. Is bromocriptine safe?

Bromocriptine is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is bromocriptine teratogenic?

Bromocriptine has not shown any teratogenic effects in humans. But always consult your doctor before taking this drug

Q. Does bromocriptine shrink pituitary tumors?

Yes, Bromocriptine can shrink specific tumors of pituitary gland like prolactinomas

Q. Is bromocriptine a monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)/steroid/hormone?

Bromocriptine is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)/steroid/hormone. It belongs to the class of drugs called dopamine agonists

Q. Is bromocriptine better than cabergoline?

Both Cabergoline and bromocriptine belong to the same class of drug known as dopamine agonists. Both the drugs have almost similar efficacy in treatment of hormonal abnormalities and in Parkinson's disease but effect can vary depending on individual response. Always consult your doctor before changing your medication

Q. Does bromocriptine delay period?

Bromocriptine normalizes the monthly cycle. It can normalize ovulation (release of eggs or female gametes) by decreasing the release of prolactin.

Q. Is bromocriptine a fertility drug/ increased fertility?

It is used to treat hyperprolactinemia (increased prolactin level). Bromocriptine can normalize ovulation and improve fertility by bringing prolactin levels to normal

Q. Can you take ibuprofen/clomid (clomiphene)/ Tylenol (acetaminophen)/ Nyquil (acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan/ doxylamine/pseudoephedrine)/vitex (chaste tree)/ folic acid with bromocriptine?

No drug interaction was found with any of the mentioned drugs. Always consult your physician before taking any concomitant medicine
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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