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Brand Names: Cycloset

Generic Name: bromocriptine (Cycloset) (Pronunciation: BROE moe KRIP teen)

What is bromocriptine (Cycloset) (Cycloset)?

This medication guide provides information about the Cycloset brand of bromocriptine. Parlodel is another brand of bromocriptine that is not covered in this medication guide.

The Cycloset brand of bromocriptine is used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. Cycloset is not for treating type 1 diabetes.

Bromocriptine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of Cycloset (Cycloset)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • vision problems, constant runny nose;
  • chest pain, pain when you breathe, fast heart rate, rapid breathing, feeling short of breath (especially when lying down);
  • back pain, swelling in your ankles or feet, urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • confusion, hallucinations, feeling like you might pass out;
  • low blood sugar (headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, tremors, irritability, trouble concentrating);
  • muscle movements you cannot control, loss of balance or coordination;
  • bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; or
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness, mild drowsiness, feeling weak or tired;
  • mild headache;
  • stuffy nose;
  • upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation; or
  • cold feeling or numbness in your fingers.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about Cycloset (Cycloset)?

This medication guide provides information about the Cycloset brand of bromocriptine. Parlodel is another brand of bromocriptine that is not covered in this medication guide.

You should not use Cycloset if you are breast-feeding, if you have migraine headaches that cause you to faint, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (Call your doctor for treatment with insulin).

You should not breast-feed a baby while taking bromocriptine.

Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking bromocriptine.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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