B Crip 1.25mg Tablet 10'S

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INTRODUCTION

B CRIP 1.25MG contains Bromocriptine which belongs to the group of medicines called Dopamine agonists. It helps to treat hormonal disorders associated with increased levels of a hormone called prolactin in the body. It is used stop breast milk production among lactating women who wish to stop breastfeeding. It can also be used to treat infertility problems (such as delay in puberty or lack of periods in both men and women) and prolactinomas (non-cancerous tumours of brain) which is caused due to increased levels of prolactin in the blood.

It also helps in the treatment of acromegaly (abnormal growth during adolescence) and is also capable of controlling signs and symptoms of parkinsonism (a nerve disorder caused due to deficiency of a brain chemical called dopamine).

Bromocriptine is a prolactin inhibitor with dopamine agonistic activity. It exerts its effects by blocking the production of a hormone called prolactin in the body. This helps in reducing breast milk production, infertility problems and abnormal growth (acromegaly) that are caused primarily due to abnormal prolactin levels in blood. It also controls the symptoms of parkinsonism by replacing the lost dopamine levels in the brain.

Prior and during treatment with B CRIP 1.25MG your doctor will regularly monitor your heart (blood pressure), lungs and kidney functions to avoid the risk of unwanted side effects. Women taking B CRIP 1.25MG for a long time must frequently undergo gynaecological examination and cervical smear tests as a safety measure.

Before taking B CRIP 1.25MG inform your doctor if you have any liver problems, stomach problems, fits, or severe headache. It is strictly not recommended for use in women who suffered from very high blood pressure during their previous pregnancies. It should be used in breast feeding mothers unless they wish to stop breastfeeding. It is indicated to stop breast milk production or to relieve painful breast engorgement only when other non-medical means (such as firm breast support, ice application or use of painkiller) did not provide adequate response.

Patients taking B CRIP 1.25MG must inform their doctor if they develop any unusual mood changes such as tendency to eat or spend more, increased sex drive or excessive gambling. The most common side effects of taking B CRIP 1.25MG are headache, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Consult your doctor if any of the side effect bothers you.

USES OF B CRIP 1.25MG

  • Helps to stop breast milk production in lactating women
  • Treats infertility problems (such as delay in puberty, PCOS or lack of periods) in both men and in women
  • Treats non-cancerous tumours in the brain such as prolactinomas
  • Treats acromegaly (abnormal body growth with large hands and feet)
  • Treats Parkinson’s disease

HOW B CRIP 1.25MG WORKS

B CRIP 1.25MG corrects hormonal imbalance and brain disorders. It contains a medicine called bromocriptine which is a dopamine agonist and a prolactin inhibitor. It reduces the excess production of a hormone called prolactin in the body that causes galactorrhoea (increased breast milk production), infertility problems or certain non-cancerous tumours (such as prolactinoma). It treats acromegaly by reducing the amount of growth hormone produced in the body. It also reduces the signs and symptoms of parkinsonism (rigidity, tremor, and muscle stiffness) by replacing the lost dopamine levels in the brain.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take B CRIP 1.25MG as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Take B CRIP 1.25MG preferably with meals. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF B CRIP 1.25MG

COMMON

  • headache, dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • nausea and vomiting
  • constipation
  • nasal block

UNCOMMON

  • restlessness, confusion, and hallucinations
  • dry mouth
  • low blood pressure
  • leg cramps
  • itchy, red, or swollen skin
  • loss of hair
  • tiredness

RARE

  • insomnia (trouble sleeping)
  • pins and needles
  • mental health problems
  • diarrhea
  • inability to pass urine and back pain
  • irregular heart rhythm
  • swollen angles
  • disturbed or blurred vision
  • runny nose
  • ringing in the ears

Stop taking B CRIP 1.25MG and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • changes in behaviour (such as addictive gambling, excessive eating or spending, or abnormally high sex drive)
  • severe headache which is not reducing
  • problems with eyesight or blurred vision especially after giving birth
  • dizziness and feeling faint
  • bloody stools which may be black or tarry
  • severe stomach pain
  • breathing difficulties, shortness of breath and swelling of legs
  • have chest or back pain

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Diarrhea:

Hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of fluids, such as water or fruit juices. Consuming ORS can also be beneficial. Do not take any anti-diarrheal medicines to treat diarrhea on your own. Consult your doctor if your diarrhea persists for a prolonged period.

Headache:  

Rest and relax. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Applying a pain-relieving balm on your forehead can be beneficial. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your headache. Consult your doctor if your headache worsens.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any heavy tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

Constipation:

Eat plenty of fibre rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and cereals. Drink plenty of fluids. Exercise more regularly. Consult your doctor if this side effect bothers you.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

B CRIP 1.25MG is not recommended for use in women who has a previous history of high blood pressure during their pregnancy (such as eclampsia or pre-eclampsia or pregnancy induced high blood pressure). Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant before taking B CRIP 1.25MG.

BREASTFEEDING

B CRIP 1.25MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless they wish to stop breastfeeding as it may stop or slow down breast milk production. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if you feel dizzy or faint after taking B CRIP 1.25MG.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking B CRIP 1.25MG as it might increase the risk of side-effects.

LIVER

B CRIP 1.25MG should be used with caution in patients having liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take B CRIP 1.25MG if you are allergic to Bromocriptine or to other ergot alkaloids such as ergotamine.

HEART DISEASE

B CRIP 1.25MG is not recommended for use in patients who have or ever had heart diseases (such as high blood pressure) or severe blood vessel diseases. It should be used with caution in patients having heart attack. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

B CRIP 1.25MG is not recommended for use if you:

  • have or ever had serious mental problems
  • have or ever had a scar tissue growth (fibrosis) affecting your heart
  • have high blood pressure after giving birth

Before taking B CRIP 1.25MG, inform your doctor if you:

  • have seizures or convulsions which are rare, and especially occurs soon after pregnancy
  • have or ever had stomach ulcers or bleeding
  • have unusual severe or persistent headache
  • had a miscarriage or abortion
  • have pre-mensural problems or non-cancerous breast diseases
  • have non-cancerous tumours (Ex. adenoma, lipoma, meningioma)

Use in pediatrics:

B CRIP 1.25MG should be used in children and adolescents (aged between 7-17 years) only if prescribed by the physician. It is generally not recommended for use in children aged below 7 years. However, consult your doctor before taking.

Use in geriatrics:

B CRIP 1.25MG should be used with caution in elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interaction:

  • medicines used to treat high blood pressure such as diuretics (Ex. furosemide), beta blockers (Ex. atenolol), calcium channel blockers (Ex. amlodipine, nifedipine) or ACE inhibitors (Ex. captopril, enalapril)
  • ergometrine (a medicine used to control bleeding after giving birth)
  • ergotamine (a medicines used to treat migraine headache)
  • macrolide antibiotics (used to treat bacterial infections) Ex. erythromycin, azithromycin
  • anti-fungal medicines (used to treat fungal infections) Ex. fluconazole, itraconazole
  • protease inhibitors (used to treat HIV infections) Ex. indinavir, atazanavir
  • octreotide (a medicine used to treat growth disorders)
  • anti-psychotics (used for mental illness) Ex. aripiprazole
  • metoclopramide or domperidone (used for nausea or vomiting)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more B CRIP 1.25MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are nausea, fever and excessive tiredness.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Bromocriptine

Pharmacological Category :  

Dopamine agonists

Therapeutic Indication :   Galactorrhoea, Prolactinomas, Infertility, Acromegaly, Parkinsonism
Dosage Forms :  

Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep B CRIP 1.25MG out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT B CRIP 1.25MG

Is B CRIP 1.25MG a hormone?

No. B CRIP 1.25MG is not a hormone. However, it exerts its effects on hormonal disorders. It controls prolactin levels in the blood and reduces the onset of various hormonal problems such as galactorrhoea, infertility, prolactinoma or acromegaly.

Is B CRIP 1.25MG a dopamine agonist?

Yes. B CRIP 1.25MG is a dopamine agonist. It controls the symptoms of parkinsonism by replacing the lost dopamine levels in the brain. Besides being a dopamine agonist, it also acts as a prolactin inhibitor which treats the conditions that is caused due to excessive prolactin levels in the body (such as galactorrhoea, infertility, prolactinoma or acromegaly).

Will I get pregnant easily after using B CRIP 1.25MG?

B CRIP 1.25MG should be used in women only if prescribed by the physician. It corrects your menstrual problems by reducing the abnormal levels of prolactin in the body. This may cure infertility problems, help you to regulate your ovulation and might help you to achieve a successful pregnancy. However, B CRIP 1.25MG is not a first line medicine to support pregnancy. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Can B CRIP 1.25MG help me ovulate?

Yes. B CRIP 1.25MG may induce ovulation and treat infertility in women by reducing the levels of excess prolactin in the blood. This may help in regulating sex hormones in the body which are responsible for controlling the regular mensural cycle in women.

Can B CRIP 1.25MG cause breast cancer?

Currently there are no evidence to prove that B CRIP 1.25MG may lead to the formation of cancer in the body. However, if you experience any symptoms of developing breast cancer such as pain or discharge from breasts, contact your doctor immediately.

What precautions do I need to follow while taking B CRIP 1.25MG?

Before taking B CRIP 1.25MG inform your doctor if you had already experienced severe increase in blood pressure during your previous pregnancies. Inform your doctor about your pre-existing disease conditions such as liver or heart disease, mental illness, or headaches. During treatment with B CRIP 1.25MG, continue to have regular blood tests and check-ups as instructed by your doctor. Do not stop taking B CRIP 1.25MG as it may cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Consult your doctor immediately if you develop any behavioural changes, bloody stools, or severe stomach pain after taking B CRIP 1.25MG.

Can B CRIP 1.25MG be used to treat diabetes?

No. B CRIP 1.25MG is not suitable for reducing blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes mellitus. However, taking bromocriptine at a very low dose can improve glycaemic control in diabetic patients. If you wish to control your blood sugar levels, consult your doctor for a low dose of bromocriptine or for an alternative therapy.

Can I stop taking B CRIP 1.25MG once my symptoms subside?

No. Do not stop taking B CRIP 1.25MG without consulting your doctor as sudden withdrawal of therapy may cause certain unpleasant symptoms such as confusion, or reduced attention span and muscle stiffness in patients. If you feel that the symptoms are getting reduced, consult your doctor. Your doctor would evaluate your condition and suggest suitable medical interventions before stopping the therapy.

How B CRIP 1.25MG works on my body?

B CRIP 1.25MG corrects hormonal imbalance and brain disorders. It contains a medicine called bromocriptine which is a dopamine agonist and a prolactin inhibitor. It reduces the excess production of a hormone called prolactin in the body that causes galactorrhoea (increased breast milk production), infertility problems or certain non-cancerous tumours (such as prolactinoma). It treats acromegaly by reducing the amount of growth hormone produced in the body. It also reduces the signs and symptoms of parkinsonism (rigidity, tremor, and muscle stiffness) by replacing the lost dopamine levels in the brain.

Can B CRIP 1.25MG be taken during pregnancy?

B CRIP 1.25MG should be used with caution in pregnant women or in women who are planning to become pregnant. It is not recommended for use in women who had a history of high blood pressure during pregnancy (such as eclampsia or pre-eclampsia or pregnancy induced blood pressure). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Can B CRIP 1.25MG be used to treat infertility in men

Yes. B CRIP 1.25MG is effective in treating infertility problems in both men and in women. However, consult your doctor for advice before taking.

Can B CRIP 1.25MG taken along with alcohol?

No. Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking B CRIP 1.25MG as it might increase the risk of side-effects.

Will taking a higher dose of B CRIP 1.25MG be more effective?

No. B CRIP 1.25MG should be taken only at the recommended doses. Taking a higher dose of B CRIP 1.25MG may cause more harm than being beneficial. If the prescribed dose seems to be ineffective, consult your doctor for a suitable dose or for an alternative therapy.

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Anti-Mullerian Hormone
  • Glycosylated Hemoglobin
  • Growth Hormone
  • Insulin Like Growth Factor 1
  • Prolactin
  • Testosterone Total
  • Thyroid Function Test
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    BROMOCRIPTINE 1.25MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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