Proctinal 2.5 mg tablet: Uses, side effects, dosage

Manufacturer: GSK

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Trade name: Proctinal

Strength: 2.5 mg

Type: Tablet

Active ingredient: Bromocriptine

Category: Bromocriptine is a dopamine agonist.

Pregnancy category: Bromocriptine belongs to US FDA pregnancy category: B (No risk in non-human studies).

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Uses of proctinal 2.5 mg tablet

Proctinal 2.5 mg tablet is used to treat Parkinson's disease. Bromocriptine is also used to treat symptoms of hyperprolactinemia (eg, excessive or abnormal breast milk production, discharge from the nipples), certain menstrual problems (lack of menstrual periods), difficulty becoming pregnant, acromegaly, type 2 diabetes.

How to use proctinal 2.5 mg tablet

Take Proctinal 2.5 mg tablet orally with food usually once daily. Your doctor starts with low dose and gradually increase the dose. Do not stop the dose without consulting the doctor.

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Side Effects of proctinal 2.5 mg tablet

Dosage of proctinal 2.5 mg tablet

Usual adult dose for hyperprolactinemia: Initial: 1.25 mg to 2.5 mg daily. Maintenance: 2.5 mg to 15 mg daily.

Usual adult dose for Parkinson's disease: Initial: 1.25 mg twice daily. Increase the dosage every 2 to 4 weeks. Maximum daily dosage: 100 mg.

Usual adult dose for type 2 diabetes: Initial: 0.8 mg daily. Maintenance: 1.6 to 4.8 mg daily. Maximum daily dosage: 4.8 mg.

Written by: : healthplus24.com team

Date last updated: September 02nd, 2016