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What is Cycloset?

Cycloset tablets have microscopic bromocriptine in a fast-release formulation. Cycloset is a combination of exercises and a diet in order to enhance the control of blood sugar levels in people suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus. Cycloset cannot be used to treat type 1 diabetes. This guideline contains information on the Cycloset brand of bromocriptine. Parlodel is a different kind of bromocriptine, which isn't mentioned in this guide.


Cycloset is not recommended for use in the event of headaches that cause migraine headaches that make you faint, especially if you're suffering from the condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis or recently had a child. Contact your doctor immediately when you fall pregnant while you are taking Cycloset.

Prior to use this drug

Cycloset is not recommended for use in the event that you are allergic to bromocriptine or an ergot medication (dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, ergonovine, or methylergonovine).

Cycloset should not be used. Cycloset when:

  • you are nursing;
  • You recently had a child
  • If you suffer from migraine headaches, they make you faint.
  • If you're in a state in which you are suffering from the condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis, call your doctor to seek treatment using insulin.

To ensure that Cycloset is suitable for you, inform your doctor if you suffer from:

  • either high or low blood heart disease, heart disease, or heart attack;
  • kidney or liver disease;
  • A tumor of the pituitary gland.
  • A stomach ulcer, stomach bleeding,
  • psychosis, or mental illness.

Follow the instructions of your physician concerning the use of this medicine if you are expecting or planning to get pregnant. Controlling diabetes is crucial during pregnancy, and high blood sugar levels can lead to problems for both the mother and baby.

Similar/related drugs

Ozempic, Mounjaro, metformin, Trulicity, Lantus, Victoza, and Levemir

How to take Cycloset?

You should take Cycloset exactly as directed by your physician. Follow all instructions on the label of your prescription and study the medication instructions or guides on the sheets. The doctor might modify your dosage. Cycloset is normally taken in the morning along with food. It is usually taken within two hours following the time you awake. The blood sugar level of your body will have to be monitored regularly, and you might need additional blood tests in the office of your doctor.

There is a possibility that you are suffering from insufficient levels of blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and experiencing extreme hunger, dizziness, anger, or anxiety. It can also make you feel confused, agitated, or even shaky. To speedily cure hypoglycemia, take a snack or drink a quick-acting source that contains sugar (fruit juice crackers, hard candy or raisins, and non-diet drinks). The doctor might prescribe a glucagon injection kit if you suffer from severe hypoglycemia. It is important that your family or friends are aware of how to administer the injection in an emergency.

Be aware of indications for the presence of high glucose levels (hyperglycemia), like more thirst or frequent urination. The levels of blood sugar are altered due to stress illnesses, stress surgical procedures, exercise, drinking alcohol, and eating infrequently. Consult your physician prior to altering your dosage or medication schedule.

Cycloset is just one part of a comprehensive treatment plan that could include exercise, diet, weight and blood sugar tests, and other medical treatments. Follow the directions of your doctor precisely. Keep the bottle at room temperature, far from heat, moisture, and light. Make sure the bottle is tightly shut when not being used.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Diabetes Type 2:

The first dose: 0.8 mg orally once every day
Increase in increments of 0.8 mg/week, as tolerated.
The maintenance dose is 1.6 up to 4.8 mg every day, taken orally.
Maximum Dose: 4.8 mg/day

The dose must be taken within two hours of waking up in the morning, along with food.

Concurrent administration with CYP450 3A4 inhibitors
Moderate CYP450 3A4 inhibitors (e.g., erythromycin) do not exceed 1.6 mg/day.
Strong 3A4 inhibitors of the CYP450 (e.g.,  the azole antimycotics HIV protease inhibitors): do not use them concurrently and ensure sufficient washout of strong CYP450 3A4 inhibitors prior to beginning treatment.

Not for the care of diabetes type I mellitus or ketoacidosis diabetic
Limited efficacy information in conjunction with thiazolidinediones
The efficacy of this drug has not yet been proven when combined with insulin.

Use: As an addition to exercise and diet, to increase glycemic control in people suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medication as quickly as you can. However, do not take any missed dosage if it has been more than two hours in the morning when you wake up. Do not take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

Take immediate medical attention, or contact the toll-free Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms can consist of symptoms of nausea, vomiting, constipation, the appearance of pale skin, sweating, dizziness, sleepiness, yawning, confusion, hallucinations, fainting, and confusion.

What should be avoided?

Be careful not to get up too fast from a lying or sitting place, as you could be dizzy.

Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you understand the effects this medication will have on your body. The way you react could be affected.

Side effects of Cycloset

Take immediate medical attention. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergy reaction, Cycloset: hives or breathing difficulties and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Contact your doctor immediately. If you are suffering from:

  • Severe drowsiness; or
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you're about to pass out.

There is a possibility that you will experience increased sexual cravings, unusual urges towards gambling, or other extreme cravings when you are taking this medication. Discuss this with your doctor when it happens.

Some common side effects of Cycloset include:

  • Fatigue, dizziness;
  • Nausea, vomiting, or
  • Headache.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Cycloset may make some migraine medications less effective if used in conjunction with other migraine headache medications. Do not take Cycloset for at least 6 hours prior to or within 6 hours after taking an ergot-based headache medication (such as dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, ergonovine, or methylergonovine).

Inform your doctor about all the medications you take. Certain medications can be incompatible with bromocriptine. This is especially true for medication to treat:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Headaches;
  • Psychotic disorders, like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia;
  • Parkinson's disease;
  • The blood levels are high for a hormone known as prolactin.
  • Restless leg syndrome o
  • Acromegaly (too high levels of increase in the amount of growth hormone)

This is not a complete list, and a variety of other medications could interfere with bromocriptine. This includes over-the-counter and prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs, which are listed here.