Sicriptin Tablet is a medicine used to treat high level of prolactin in the body, female infertility, and acromegaly. It works by inhibiting the release of prolactin (milk hormone) in the body. In acromegaly, it works by lowering the amount of growth hormone in the body.
Sicriptin Tablet should be taken with food, but take it at the same time every day for better results. It should be taken as your doctor’s advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. Perform regular exercise, follow a diet plan, and take other prescribed diabetes medicine while on treatment with this medicine.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had liver or kidney disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
BENEFITS OF SICRIPTIN TABLET
In High levels of prolactin
Prolactin is a hormone that helps in the growth and development of breasts and also causes milk secretion in females. Sicriptin Tablet helps to stop breast milk secretion in females that have had a still birth, miscarriage or abortion. It acts on a chemical in the brain, dopamine, that is responsible for these high levels of prolactin and stops milk secretion.
In Female infertility
Sicriptin Tablet helps in the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. It is used to cause menstrual periods in women who have not reached menopause but are not having periods due to too much prolactin hormone in the body. Use the medicine as prescribed for it to be effective.
Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that occurs due to excessive secretion of growth hormone in adults. When this happens, the bones increase in size, including those of your hands, feet, and face. Sicriptin Tablet helps decrease the growth hormone levels, and therefore, helps in treating acromegaly and its associated effects. Take it as advised by the doctor to get the most benefits.
HOW TO USE SICRIPTIN TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Sicriptin Tablet is to be taken with food.
HOW SICRIPTIN TABLET WORKS
Sicriptin Tablet is a dopamine receptor agonist. It decreases the release of prolactin (milk hormone) in the body. Overproduction of this hormone is associated with abnormal production of breast milk as well as suppression of the sexual glands which can cause infertility. Reducing prolactin levels with Sicriptin Tablet can therefore improve these conditions. In acromegaly, it works by lowering the amount of growth hormone in the body.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Sicriptin Tablet.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sicriptin Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sicriptin Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Sicriptin Tablet is usually not used during breastfeeding because it suppresses lactation.
Sicriptin Tablet may cause dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sicriptin Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Sicriptin Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Sicriptin Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, a cautious use of this medicine is advised in these patients.
INTRECTION WITH DRUGS –
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Sicriptin
- Inflammation of the nose
Q. What is hyperprolactinemia?
Hyperprolactinemia is a condition in which a person has higher-than-normal levels of the hormone prolactin in the blood. Prolactin is a hormone produced by the brain’s pituitary gland. In women, prolactin regulates periods and helps the breasts produce milk. A high level of prolactin reduces estrogen (female sex hormone) and interferes with ovulation, causing irregular or absent periods and affecting fertility. It also leads to low bone density and causes women who aren’t pregnant to produce breast milk. High prolactin also affects the levels of testosterone (male sex hormone).
Q. How is hyperprolactinemia diagnosed?
A blood test can show whether your prolactin level is higher than normal. If it’s borderline, you may be tested twice to be sure. Your doctor may also give you a physical exam and order an MRI to get an image of your brain.
Q. What is the normal level of prolactin in the body?
The normal values for prolactin are:<br>Men: less than 20 ng/mL (425 µg/L)<br>Nonpregnant women: less than 25 ng/mL (25 µg/L)<br>Pregnant women: 80 to 400 ng/mL (80 to 400 µg/L)
Q. What causes high prolactin in females?
Sometimes the cause of hyperprolactinemia is unknown. Few include a noncancerous tumor in the pituitary gland, an overactive pituitary gland, underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), certain medications, and stress.
Q. What happens if the prolactin level is high in females and males?
Excess prolactin can cause the production of breast milk in men and in women who are not pregnant or breastfeeding. In women, too much prolactin can also cause menstrual problems and infertility (the inability to get pregnant). In men, it can lead to lower sex drive and erectile dysfunction (ED).
Q. What are my chances of pregnancy after treatment with Sicriptin Tablet?
Sicriptin Tablet is a medication that is used to lower abnormal levels of the pituitary hormone called prolactin. By lowering the level of prolactin it helps you ovulate and might cause a successful pregnancy. However, a successful pregnancy depends on various other factors like your age, timing, and frequency of sexual intercourse, any underlying medical condition, and the quality of your egg and your partner’s sperm. Consult your doctor if you have any doubts.
Q. Can a woman with high prolactin get pregnant?
High prolactin levels inhibit the secretion of FSH, which is the hormone that triggers ovulation. So, if your prolactin levels are high, your ovulation may be suppressed. This is why women who are breastfeeding (and thus have high levels of prolactin) usually do not become pregnant.
Q. Does Sicriptin Tablet increase fertility?
Sicriptin Tablet by itself does not increase fertility. It helps reduce high prolactin (hormone) levels. With this, the women may return to normal ovulation or respond better to fertility drug treatment.
Q. Does Sicriptin Tablet lower blood pressure?
Yes, Sicriptin Tablet has been found to decrease blood pressure in patients with hypertension and may cause dizziness or light-headedness upon standing which may cause you to collapse (if you already have low blood pressure).
Q. Can I take my regular blood pressure medications along with Sicriptin Tablet?
Taking Sicriptin Tablet along with other blood pressure medications might cause your blood pressure to become too low and cause dizziness. Consult your doctor in case of any doubts.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while on treatment with Sicriptin Tablet?
It is advisable to avoid drinking alcohol along with Sicriptin Tablet as it might increase the severity and risk of side-effects of the medicine. Also, alcohol might affect ovulation, which can make it difficult to conceive. Alcohol can also affect fertility in men by altering sperm count, quality, and motility.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.