FAQs ABOUT BROM
Is BROM a hormone?
No. BROM 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 BROM a dopamine agonist?
Yes. BROM 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 BROM?
BROM 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, BROM is not a first line medicine to support pregnancy. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Can BROM help me ovulate?
Yes. BROM 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 BROM cause breast cancer?
Currently there are no evidence to prove that BROM 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 BROM?
Before taking BROM 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 BROM, continue to have regular blood tests and check-ups as instructed by your doctor. Do not stop taking BROM 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 BROM.
Can BROM be used to treat diabetes?
No. BROM 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 BROM once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking BROM 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 BROM works on my body?
BROM 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 BROM be taken during pregnancy?
BROM 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 BROM be used to treat infertility in men
Yes. BROM is effective in treating infertility problems in both men and in women. However, consult your doctor for advice before taking.
Can BROM taken along with alcohol?
No. Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking BROM as it might increase the risk of side-effects.
Will taking a higher dose of BROM be more effective?
No. BROM should be taken only at the recommended doses. Taking a higher dose of BROM 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.