OBJECTIVE: Although an effective treatment for hyper-prolactinaemia, initiation of bromocriptine therapy may be associated with significant acute side-effects in some patients, particularly nausea, vomiting and postural hypotension. These may be minimized by initial treatment with i.m. depot bromocriptine (Parlodel-LAR, Sandoz, Basel, Switzerland), but adverse effects following the first injection may still be a significant problem. Following the observation that cortisol deficient patients w...Expand abstract
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Oral prednisolone supplement abolishes the acute adverse effects following initiation of depot bromocriptine therapy.
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