Cycloset

 

Brand Name (Generic Name)

Cycloset (Bromocriptine)

Bromocriptine is the first-of-its-kind drug that increases dopamine in the brain in order to improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes. It has a rather weak blood sugar-lowering capability. Although the mechansim of action is not clear, it may centrally reverse many of the metabolic changes that are associated with insulin resistance and obesity.

Who can take Cycloset?

Selected patients with type 2 diabetes.

Who should not take Cycloset?

People with type 1 diabetes, ketoacidosis, or sensitvity to ingredients.

How is Cycloset taken?

Cycloset is taken once a day. The dose varies as tolerated up to 4.8 mg daily. It is taken within two hours of waking up and with food.

What are possible side effects?

Low blood pressure (hypotension), fainting, gastrointestinal symptoms, headache, dizziness, and weakness. Use may exacerbate psychotic disorders or reduce the effectiveness of drugs that treat psychosis.

Are other diabetes medicines used with Cycloset?

Should be used in combination with diet and exercise. Limited efficacy data in combination with thiazolidinediones. Efficacy has not been confirmed in combination with insulin.

Reviewed by James A. Bennett 05/13

Last Modified Date: May 28, 2013

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