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Suppression of Puerperal Lactation with an Ergot Alkaloid: A Double-blind Study

Br Med J 1972; 2 doi: (Published 24 June 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;2:743
  1. L. Varga,
  2. P. M. Lutterbeck,
  3. J. S. Pryor,
  4. R. Wenner,
  5. H. Erb


    A double-blind trial was performed in 60 women to establish the effectiveness of an ergot alkaloid, 2-Br-alpha-ergocryptine (ergocryptine; CB 154), in suppressing puerperal lactation and to compare it with stilboestrol and a placebo. At the doses selected ergocryptine and stilboestrol were equally effective.