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Sicriptin 5mg Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Sicriptin 5mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high level of prolactin in the body, female infertility, and acromegaly. It works by inhibiting the release of prolactin (milk hormone) in the body. In acromegaly, it works by lowering the amount of growth hormone in the body.

Sicriptin 5mg Tablet should be taken with food, but take it at the same time every day for better results. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. Perform regular exercise, follow a diet plan, and take other prescribed diabetes medicine while on treatment with this medicine.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, headache, fatigue, and dizziness. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Always carry some sugar candy with you to overcome low blood sugar levels. You should avoid drinking alcohol as it can enhance medicine side effects.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had liver or kidney disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Benefits of Sicriptin Tablet

In High levels of prolactin

Prolactin is a hormone that helps in the growth and development of breasts and also causes milk secretion in females. Sicriptin 5mg Tablet helps to stop breast milk secretion in females that have had a still birth, miscarriage or abortion. It acts on a chemical in the brain, dopamine, that is responsible for these high levels of prolactin and stops milk secretion.

In Female infertility

Sicriptin 5mg Tablet helps in the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. It is used to cause menstrual periods in women who have not reached menopause but are not having periods due too much prolactin hormone in the body. You should use the medicine as prescribed for it to be effective.

In Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that occurs due to excessive secretion of growth hormone in adults. When this happens, your bones increase in size, including those of your hands, feet and face. Sicriptin 5mg Tablet helps to decrease the growth hormone levels and therefore helps in treating acromegaly and its associated effects. Take it as advised by the doctor to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Sicriptin Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sicriptin

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue

How to use Sicriptin 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. Sicriptin 5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Sicriptin Tablet works

Sicriptin 5mg 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 Sicriptin 5mg Tablet can therefore improve these conditions. In acromegaly, it works by lowering the amount of growth hormone in the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Sicriptin 5mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sicriptin 5mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sicriptin 5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Sicriptin 5mg Tablet is usually not used during breastfeeding because it suppresses lactation.
Driving
CAUTION
Sicriptin 5mg Tablet may cause dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sicriptin 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Sicriptin 5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Sicriptin 5mg 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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Quick Tips

  • Sicriptin 5mg 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 Sicriptin 5mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not take Sicriptin 5mg Tablet if you are breastfeeding.
  • Monitoring of blood pressure may be advised regularly during treatment with Sicriptin 5mg Tablet.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Ergolines
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Patient Concerns

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How to overcome the side effects of Sicriptin I wanted to stop breast feeding. So i take sicriptin. But i suffered from heavy fever, wheezing, giddiness, black patches in skin. Kindly tell the solution
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
You could be allergic to the medicine. Don't take it and consult a physician. For stopping breast feeding stop it gradually. Don't let your breast become engorged at any time. If it gets engorged then express a little bit of milk. But don't express too much.
I am 25 years,married 1year back,not using any contraception,urine pregnancy test negative ,my periods are irregular .they were irregular since the beginning,usually lasts for 7_8days repeating on 1_2 months interval my last menses was on August 10th.i have done usg scan 6months back.and it was normal. Serum prolactin -39.75 TSH-5.44 HB-12.8
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Both prolactin and tsh levels are high result ing in irregular periods and infertility. See a physician regarding treatment
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FAQs

Q. What is Sicriptin 5mg Tablet and what is it used for?

Sicriptin 5mg Tablet contains a medicine called Bromocriptine. It is used to treat female infertility caused due to the abnormally high level of prolactin. It is also used to stop breast milk production (lactation) in case of stillbirth, abortion or miscarriage.

Q. How and in what dose should I take Sicriptin 5mg Tablet?

You must take this medicine with food or after food. Take this medicine, as per the advice of your doctor. The dose and duration depend on your exact medical condition.

Q. What if I forget to take Sicriptin 5mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose, take your next dose as planned. Do not take the double dose, to make up for a forgotten one.

Q.  What are the possible side effects of using Sicriptin 5mg Tablet?

During the first few days of taking Sicriptin 5mg Tablet you may experience low blood pressure, for which it is advised to slowly change your position when you lie down or stand up. The other common side effects are headache, dizziness, drowsiness, feeling and being sick, constipation, and blocked nose. If any of these side effects bother you, consult with your doctor.

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