This medication is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.Bromocriptine is an ergot medication that is believed to make your body's insulin function better, improving blood sugar control.Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

How to use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking bromocriptine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. It should be taken within 2 hours after waking in the morning. To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. This medication often causes dizziness, especially just after the first dose or anytime your dose is increased. To reduce the risk of injury from falling, sit or lie down immediately after taking your first dose or anytime your dose is increased or if you feel dizzy.

Do not switch between different brands of bromocriptine unless directed by your doctor. The other brands may not have the same effect on blood sugar control.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen (your blood sugar is too high or too low).

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