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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

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.
Diacriptin m 0.8mg/500mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Diacriptin m 0.8mg/500mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Bromocriptine(0.8 mg)


Bromocriptine is used to treat Parkinson’s disease (a brain disorder with abnormal body movements). It is also used to treat hormonal problems such as excessive or abnormal breast milk production, fertility and polycystic ovary syndrome (health problem that can affect woman's hormone levels, periods, and ovulation), high levels of a chemical such as prolactin (hyperprolactinemia), and acromegaly (abnormal and excess growth of hands, feet and face in middle aged adults caused by excess production of growth hormone). Additionally, it is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

How it works

Bromocriptine belongs to the class of drugs called dopamine agonist. It increases the release of dopamine in the brain, which helps in movement disorder and also decreases the levels of prolactin and growth hormone.

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)


Metformin is an antidiabetic medicine that helps to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

How it works

Metformin belongs to class of medications called antidiabetics.It decreases the amount of glucose absorbed from the food and the amount ofglucose made by liver. Metformin also increases the body's response to insulin(a natural substance that controls the amount of glucose in the blood).

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


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.

. 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.


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. 


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