Bromocriptine or Cabergoline for Infertility
Why It Is Used
Bromocriptine or cabergoline may be used when a woman is not ovulating because she has high levels of prolactin in her blood.
Bromocriptine may be used to treat a man whose reproductive functions are impaired because he has abnormally high levels of prolactin.
High prolactin is commonly produced by a pituitary tumor. If you have elevated prolactin levels, you will need further testing to find whether a tumor is present. Bromocriptine is used to treat male infertility only if it is associated with a prolactin-producing pituitary tumor; the medicine helps to normalize interactions between the pituitary gland and the Reference testicles Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology