Bromocriptine has been shown to be useful in all except – Cardiology MCQ

Bromocriptine has been shown to be useful in all except:

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Bromocriptine is an ergoline and a dopamine agonist which has been used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. But it has been shown to be useful in multiple other conditions except:

  1. Peripartum cardiomyopathy
  2. Suppression of lactation
  3. Peripheral arterial disease
  4. Type 2 diabetes mellitus

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It is one of the two drugs most frequently used in the treatment of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), the other being dantrolene sodium [1]. Being a dopamine agonist, the drug reverses the hypodopaminergic state in NMS.

Reference

  1. Berman BD. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. A Review for Neurohospitalists. Neurohospitalist. 2011 Jan; 1(1): 41–47.
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