Bromocriptine Dosage

Generic name: bromocriptine (Parlodel)
Brand name: Parlodel
Dosage forms: oral capsule (5 mg); oral tablet (2.5 mg)
Drug classes: Dopaminergic antiparkinsonism agents, Prolactin inhibitors

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

 

Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  CAP: 5 mg; TAB: 2.5 mg

Acromegaly

[20-30 mg PO qd]
Start: 1.25-2.5 mg PO qhs x3 days, incr. by 1.25-2.5 mg/day q3-7 days; Max: 100 mg/day; Info: give w/ food; taper dose gradually to D/C

Hyperprolactinemia

[2.5-15 mg PO qd]
Start: 1.25-2.5 mg PO qd, may incr. by 2.5 mg/day q2-7 days; Info: give w/ food; taper dose gradually to D/C

Parkinson dz

[10-30 mg PO tid]
Start: 1.25 mg PO bid, incr. by 2.5 mg/day q2-4wk; Max: 100 mg/day; Info: give w/ food; taper dose gradually to D/C

*Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

[5-10 mg PO tid-qid]
Start: 2.5 mg PO tid-qid, may incr. dose as tolerated; Max: 20 mg PO qid; Info: continue x7-10 days, then taper dose over 3 days to D/C

Renal dosing

[not defined]
renal impairment: not defined
HD/PD: not defined

Hepatic dosing

[not defined]
hepatic impairment: caution advised

 

SRC: NLM .