Bromocriptine, an ergoline derivative, is a dopamine agonist that is used in the treatment of pituitary tumors and Parkinson's disease. more...
Amenorrhea, female infertility, galactorrhea, hypogonadism, and acromegaly may all be caused by pituitary problems, and therefore, these problems may be treated by this drug. It is also used following stillbirth to suppress the mother's production of breast milk as that may add to her distress.
Because of its effects as a dopamine agonist, bromocriptine has potential use in treating addiction to cocaine, a drug that exhibits its own effects by blocking dopamine reuptake. Although it has negligible subjective effects when administered alone, studies show it has the potential to significantly ease the cocaine withdrawal syndrome. See references below.
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