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Research Article

Bromocriptine in Parkinsonism.

Br Med J 1978; 1 doi: (Published 27 May 1978) Cite this as: Br Med J 1978;1:1402
  1. I Pearce,
  2. J M Pearce


    A review of the effects of using bromocriptine in Parkinson's disease showed that it rarely helps patients not primarily improved by levodopa. Patients who show late failure with levadopa and whose response to treatment is declining are helped by combining the two drugs. High cost and severe psychosis are the main disadvantages of bromocriptine, and, although it is not recommended for patients who are doing well on levodopa, it is the best available drug for hospital use in patients who show late failure with levodopa.