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DIACRIPTIN M 0.8MG/500MG TABLET

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Composition for DIACRIPTIN M

Bromocriptine(0.8 mg),Metformin(500 mg)

food interaction for DIACRIPTIN M

alcohol interaction for DIACRIPTIN M

pregnancy interaction for DIACRIPTIN M

lactation interaction for DIACRIPTIN M

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Diacriptin m 0.8mg/500mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking metformin with alcohol may cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, somnolence, abdominal upset, or other unusual symptoms.
UNSAFE
Diacriptin m 0.8mg/500mg 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Diacriptin m 0.8mg/500mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for DIACRIPTIN M

Bromocriptine(0.8 mg)

Uses

Bromocriptine is used in type 2 diabetes, increased prolactin levels, female infertility (inability to become pregnant) and acromegaly.

How it works

Bromocriptine treats increased prolactin level (hyperprolactinemia) by decreasing the amount of prolactin in the body which helps in fertility and period problems ( usually caused by not having the right amount of prolactin). Bromocriptine treats acromegaly by decreasing the amount of growth hormone in the body.

Common side effects

Drowsiness, Confusion, Hallucination, Constipation, Dizziness, Dizziness on standing, Dry mouth, Hair loss, Headache, Itching, Feeling of discomfort, Muscle cramp, Swelling, Nasal congestion, Restlessness, Skin swelling, Skin redness, Fatigue
Metformin(500 mg)

Uses

Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

How it works

Metformin restores body's ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar level. Also, decreases amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production from liver.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Muscle pain, Abdominal bloating, Chest pain, Skin rash, Flushing, Abdominal pain, Nail disorder, Diarrhoea, Headache, Indigestion, Bitter taste, Constipation, Allergic reaction, Heartburn

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Expert advice for DIACRIPTIN M

  • Do consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, recently given birth, or had a miscarriage or abortion. 
  • Take precautions if you have stomach ulcers or liver disease.
  • Talk to your doctor if you experience any behavioral changes (e.g. gambling, sexual urges, eating disorders).
  • Take precautions if you are taking treatment for fungal or bacterial infection or treatment for migraine since they may interact with bromocriptine.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of this medicine.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking bromocriptine as you may feel dizzy or faint.

Frequently asked questions for DIACRIPTIN M

Bromocriptine

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 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 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.Is bromocriptine addictive?
No, bromocriptine is not an addictive

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

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.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

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.Does bromocriptine shrink pituitary tumors?
Yes, Bromocriptine can shrink specific tumors of pituitary gland like prolactinomas

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.

Metformin

Q.Is Metformin a birth control pill/ insulin / statin/ banned drug?
Metformin (also available as glyciphage, glycomet, glycomet SR) is an antidiabetic drug used in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients, as an adjunct to the diet and exercise

Q.Is metformin safe?
Metformin is generally safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Can I take metformin forever?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is metformin good for weight loss / weight loss in non-diabetics?
Metformin is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)