Bromocriptine (Parlodel) is a well-established prescription drug used in the treatment of parkinsonism and to decrease prolactine level (raised by certain brain tumors). Though not FDA-approved for the purpose, bromocriptine also enhances sexual functions, especially the intensity of orgasms.
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Bromocriptine is a well-established drug for two conditions, increased levels of the hormone prolactine and parkinsonism. The best-known brand name is Parlodel. Bromocriptine also has a sexuality enhancing effect, though it is not commonly sold for that purpose. Nevertheless, there is little doubt that in many people, bromocriptine will increase sexual response. The reason why the drug is not specifically sold as impotence or frigidity medication: a sufficient number of studies to achieve FDA approval for the specific purpose of sexual enhancement have not been conducted.
In view of the enormous marketing success of Pfizer's Viagra, many pharmaceutical companies may be tempted to distribute substances that could be proven to enhance sexual response.
The sexually enhancing effect of bromocriptine is very different from the effect of Viagra (generic name: sildenafil citrate). Viagra works primarily on the sexual organ, providing chemically for better rigidity, or some rigidity in the first place. Bromocriptine, on the other hand, primarily works on the brain, making a person more receptive for sexual stimulation and creating a frame of mind for more powerful orgasms. Both effects are a logical consequence of the way, bromocriptine is traditionally used… to lower levels of the hormone prolactin, and to increase levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
High levels of prolactin are generally associated with a decreased sex drive. So, by lowering levels of prolactine, especially when they are high, bromocriptine is regularly credited with increasing the interest in sex.
A similar effect is achieved by bromocriptine through the neurological route. Bromocriptine is used as a medication in parkinsonism because it will cause higher levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Parkinsonism is a disease caused by dopamine levels that are too low. Low dopamine levels normally also cause a loss of interest in sex, and an increased sex drive is a commonly known "side effect" of parkinsonism medications. (One person's side effect is another person's cure.)
Even amino acids that are used by the body in the production of the neurotransmitter dopamine, such as tyrosine and phenylalanine, are credited with causing an increased interest in sex, though the effects may not be as dramatic as those of sildenafil citrate (Viagra).
While the increase in sex drive caused by bromocriptine may be hard to measure, the effect on orgasms is more obvious. A considerable number of people who have tried bromocriptine have reported that orgasms become more powerful ironically because they are better controlled. There may be several almost-orgasms before the real orgasm happens, and the real orgasm may be accompanied by a histamine reaction which is more clearly felt (stuffed nose).
Obviously, we do not endorse this. However, even in countries where prescription drugs are indeed only sold on prescriptions, it is within a physician's discretion to prescribe a drug for conditions for which it has not originally been approved.
For a substance to be approved as a medication, an illness has first to be defined for which it is a cure. Nowadays, there are many newly defined illnesses, such as clinical depression, attention deficit disorder, erectile dysfunction … conditions which have previously not been considered illnesses but just part of the individuality of a particular human being.
Some members of the species are smarter than others, and some are happier, and some of the males are more virile than their neighbors. But new illnesses are constantly defined, primarily when the pharmaceutical industry has on hand a medication to overcome the condition. So, if there will soon be a medical condition named Weak Orgasm Syndrome, or Clinical Sex Drive Loss , bromocriptine is a sure medication candidate.
Disclaimer: the above text is just intended as general information, not as medical advice; for medical advice, please ask your health care provider.
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