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CYCLOSET Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing



CYCLOSET is the brand name for bromocriptine mesylate and is available as an oral tablet.

What dosages is CYCLOSET available in?

What dosages is CYCLOSET available in?

CYCLOSET is available as a 0.8 mg oral tablet.

What is CYCLOSET used for?

What is CYCLOSET used for?

CYCLOSET is a dopamine agonist and is used to treat type 2 diabetes.

How does CYCLOSET work?

How does CYCLOSET work?

CYCLOSET is a dopamine agonist. It activates (turns on) dopamine receptors to lower fasting and high blood sugar levels after the meals you eat during the day. It also helps improve insulin sensitivity and the removal of sugars from your body.

How do I take CYCLOSET?

How do I take CYCLOSET?

The starting dose is 0.8 mg by mouth once daily, taken within 2 hours of waking up in the morning. Your provider will raise your dose each week by 0.8 mg until the recommended dose of 1.6 mg to 4.8 mg per day is reached.

Is it safe for me to take CYCLOSET?

Is it safe for me to take CYCLOSET?

CYCLOSET is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication in the following:

  • Do not use in patients with hypersensitivity to ergot-related drugs, bromocriptine or to any of the excipients in CYCLOSET
  • Do not use in patients with syncopal migraines. May precipitate hypotension
  • Do not use in nursing women. May inhibit lactation. Postmarketing reports of stroke in this patient population
CYCLOSET Common Side Effects

CYCLOSET Common Side Effects

Common side effects of CYCLOSET:

  • Nausea
  • Stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of energy
  • Constipation
  • Sinus infection
CYCLOSET Serious Side Effects

CYCLOSET Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with CYCLOSET. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Low blood pressure: tiredness, severe dizziness, fainting
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on CYCLOSET

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on CYCLOSET

The following medications may interact with CYCLOSET:

  • May increase the unbound fraction of highly protein-bound therapies altering their effectiveness and safety profiles
  • May increase ergot-related side effects or reduce ergot effectiveness for migraines if co-administered within 6 hours of ergot-related drugs
  • Extensively metabolized by CYP3A4. Use caution when coadministering strong inhibitors, inducers, or substrates for CYP3A4
Who makes CYCLOSET?

Who makes CYCLOSET?

Bausch Health

Is CYCLOSET safe in pregnancy?

Is CYCLOSET safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if CYCLOSET will harm your unborn baby. Talk with your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.


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