Key points

  • We recommend to consult your poison centre with the use of this antidote.
  • Bromocriptine is contraindicated in the presence of uncontrolled hypertension, preeclampsia and if medical history of angina, infarct or stroke.
  • Treatment with bromocriptine does not replace supportive therapy, treatment of neuromuscular paralysis and external cooling in severe cases of neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
  • If neuroleptic malignant syndrome rigidity is severe and treatment resistant, the use of dantrolene can also be considered (see Dantrolene).

Last updated : 2024-02-26