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How effective is bromocriptine for the treatment of diabetes?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

It is not known how this drug lowers blood sugar. Bromocriptine has been reported to reduce A1C by 0.6% to 0.7% when taken alone or with other oral diabetes drugs. It also has reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes. However, it is generally less beneficial than other oral diabetes drugs. 

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