Brand Name (Generic Name)
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
Old-Fashioned Scrapple Cheese-Stuffed Veal Marsala Zucchini Mint Salad Upside-Down Pineapple Cake Mushroom Caviar Cactus Salad Spiced Walnuts Curried Edamame Beans Chicken and Dates in Red Wine Herb Sauce Chicken Fajita Pizza
Under New Jersey's sanitation laws, syringe needles (sharps) need to be treated as hazardous biological waste. Lancets, like the straight pins and needles we use for garment sewing, do not. Still, the potential for secondary damage (to bathroom attendants, cleaning personnel, and sanitation workers) from these small sharps is non-neglible. While there's no "prick-safe" method of disposing of the needles I break sewing an average costume, standard lancets...