Bromocriptine is ineffective in the treatment of chronic nonfluent aphasia.

Ozeren A., Sarica Y., Mavi H., Demirkiran M.

Acta neurologica Belgica, vol.95, no.4, pp.235-8, 1995 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 95 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Journal Name: Acta neurologica Belgica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-8
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: No


The effect of bromocriptine on chronic nonfluent aphasia was investigated in 4 patients suffering from a stroke 24 to 35 months before the onset of this study (average 29 months). Two patients had Broca, one had global and the other transcortical motor aphasia. CT-scans demonstrated anterior-posterior infarctions in 3 patients and anterior infarction in one. Bromocriptine was given initially at a dosage of 10 mg/day, and of 25 mg/day during the follow ups. By means of aphasia tests, bromocriptine was found to be ineffective for the treatment of any symptoms of chronic nonfluent aphasia.