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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

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
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 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

Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue, Headache, Dizziness
Metformin(500 mg)

Uses

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

How it works

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

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Altered taste, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Loss of appetite

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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

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

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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

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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

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Is bromocriptine addictive?
No, bromocriptine is not an addictive

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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What is metformin?
Metformin is an antidiabetic drug used to control high blood sugar levels in newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients, along with modifications in diet and exercise.

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

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

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Is metformin a sulfonylurea?
No, metformin is not a sulfonylurea.

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Is metformin a steroid?
No, metformin is not a steroid.

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Is metformin taken before meals?
It is preferred to take metformin with food.

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Is metformin safe in pregnancy or contraindicated?
No relevant data is available for use of metformin in pregnancy. Animal studies do not indicate any harmful effect. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin during pregnancy.

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Is metformin safe for weight loss?
Metformin is not indicated for weight loss.

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Is metformin good for fatty liver?
Metformin is not indicated for the treatment of fatty liver.

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Can I take metformin without food?
It is better to take metformin with food.

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Can I take metformin 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. It is better to avoid taking alcohol while you are taking metformin.

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Can I take metformin with atorvastatin?
Yes, metformin can be taken with atorvastatin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Can I take metformin with phentermine?
Metformin can be taken with phentermine. No interactions have been reported between them. However, it may exist. Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Can I take metformin with food?
Yes, metformin can be taken with food. It is preferred to take metformin with food.

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Can I take metformin with levothyroxine?
Metformin can be taken with levothyroxine. No interactions have been reported between metformin and levothyroxine. However, it may exist. Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Can I take metformin with prednisone or prednisolone?
Always consult your doctor before taking metformin with prednisone as it may decreases the effect of metformin and high blood sugar levels have been seen in some patients and it is recommended to monitor the blood glucose level regularly.

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Can I take metformin with metoprolol?
Use of metformin and metoprolol should be avoided at the same time. If you are taking these two medicines together you may experience confusion, dizziness, faster heart beat, tremors (shaking) and increased sweating. Please consult your doctor before taking them together.

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Does metformin clear acne?
Metformin is not indicated for clearing acne.

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Does metformin affect your period?
No, metformin does not affect your periods. In case you experience abnormalities in your periods while taking metformin, please consult your doctor.

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Does metformin cause hair loss?
No, hair loss has not been reported with metformin. In case you experience hair loss while taking metformin, please consult your doctor.

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Does metformin cause weight gain?
No, weight gain has not been reported with metformin.

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Does metformin reduce weight?
Yes, metformin may reduce weight. Please consult your doctor, if there is an unexpected weight loss along with tiredness and feeling of being sick.

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Does metformin cause hypoglycemia?
Metformin alone does not cause hypoglycemia, although caution is needed when taking it along with other anti-diabetic drugs like sulfonylureas and insulin.

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Does metformin cause constipation?
Constipation has not been reported with metformin. Please consult your doctor if you experience constipation while taking metformin.

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Does metformin increase blood pressure?
No metformin does not cause an increase in blood pressure. But caution should be taken when taking any medicines for the treatment of high blood pressure.

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Can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
Metformin is not a first line treatment of choice in the management of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). the first aim for women with PCOS who are overweight is to make lifestyle changes with a combination of diet and exercise in order to lose weight and improve ovarian function. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin for PCOS.

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Can I take metformin for weight loss?
No, metformin is not indicated for weight loss although it may reduce the weight of obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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How long can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration only as advised by your doctor. Also refer the question above.

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Can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) while pregnant?
No relevant data is available for use of metformin in pregnancy. Animal studies do not indicate any harmful effect. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin during pregnancy. Also refer the question above.

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How long can I take metformin for?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration only as advised by your doctor.

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Is metformin an insulin?
No, metformin is not an insulin.

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Is metformin a banned drug?
No, metformin is not a banned drug.

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Is metformin a birth control pill?
No, metformin is not a birth control pill.

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Is metformin a statin?
No, metformin is not a statin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)