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:
- Peripartum cardiomyopathy
- Suppression of lactation
- Peripheral arterial disease
- 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 . Being a dopamine agonist, the drug reverses the hypodopaminergic state in NMS.
- Berman BD. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. A Review for Neurohospitalists. Neurohospitalist. 2011 Jan; 1(1): 41–47.