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Parlodel and/or Equivalents

Drug Related Drug Names
Parlodel 2.5mg and/or Equivalents Apo-Bromocriptine, Bromocriptine
Parlodel 5mg and/or Equivalents Bromocriptine, Parlodel
Parlodel 10mg and/or Equivalents Parlodel


Parlodel Drug Description

Parlodel is the brand name for the generic drug Bromocriptine which is a kind of ergoline derivative. Diabetes type 2, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, hyperprolactinaemia, Parkinson’s disease, pituitary tumours, acromegaly, hypogonadism, galactorrhea, female infertility and amenorrhea can all be treated by this dopamine agonist. Parlodel works by minimising growth hormone levels (in acromegaly patients), by encouraging the release of dopamine receptors in specific parts of the brain (Parkinson’s disease) and by inhibiting prolactin release from the pituitary gland.

Conditions Treated by Parlodel

Parlodel or Bromocriptine Mesylate is usually prescribed for controlling the level of blood sugar in individuals suffering from diabetes type 2. This ergot alkaloid is also prescribed for stopping the production of breast milk and for treating pituitary tumours, Parkinson’s disease, overproduction of growth hormone and menstrual problems.

Parlodel Dosage Information

a.) Typical Dosage Recommendations

Parlodel is sold in the form of 5 mg or 2.5 mg capsules and tablets respectively. Your starting dose may be one 2.5 mg tablet or a half tablet to be taken once each day. After every 2 to 7 days, another 2.5 mg tablet may be added to your dosage. Normally, adults have to take 2.5 to 15 mg of Parlodel daily. Paediatric patients may require 2.5 mg to 10 mg of Parlodel each day, but paediatric dosages should be decided by physicians.

b.) Missing a Dose

If you miss a dose of Parlodel, you can consume that missed dose if you haven’t crossed 4 hours since the time of the original dosing. But if it is already past four hours or if it is time already for your next dose, you should forget about the missed dose and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take double doses or extra doses to compensate for missed doses.

c.) Overdosing

Parlodel overdose can lead to symptoms such as repeated yawning, vomiting, sweating, severely low blood pressure, pallor, nausea, lethargy, hallucinations, feeling unwell, drowsiness, dizziness, delusions, constipation and confusion. If you suspect a Parlodel overdose, contact your nearest ER or local poison control helpline or call your physician.

Parlodel Warnings

You should abstain from using Parlodel if you are breastfeeding or are allergic to ergot alkaloids or any ingredient inside Parlodel or are suffering from uncontrolled high blood pressure. Do not use this medication for treating hyperprolactinaemia if you conceive a child and become pregnant. Parlodel should not be used if you suffer from galactose-glucose malabsorption, severe lactase deficiency or galactose intolerance – a rare hereditary medical condition. Inform your physician right away if you become pregnant or are trying to conceive or are at risk for contracting pregnancy related high blood pressure or have recently undergone child birth. Do not use Parlodel and alcohol at the same time. Abstain from Parlodel if you suffer from sex addiction or gambling addiction or other such obsessive-compulsive disorders such as shopping or overeating. Stay away from Parlodel if you are on a medication that decreases your blood pressure levels. If you suffer from a history of heart ailments or dementia, vision and sleep problems, skin cancer, seizures and NMS, bowel and stomach bleeding, stomach ulcers, asthma, liver or kidney problems, do not use Parlodel.

Parlodel Side Effects

Following are some very severe side effects of Parlodel that merit immediate medical intervention:

Seek emergency help right away if you notice any of the following signs of allergic reactions:

Some of the less serious side effects of Parlodel are:

Other side effects of Parlodel that have sometimes been reported include:

Parlodel Drug Interactions

Parlodel can interact with a few medications such as Telithromycin, protease inhibitors like ritonavir, Boceprevir; macrolide antibiotics like erythromycin; ergot alkaloids like ergotamine; efavirenz; migraine medications such as triptans – sumatriptan or eletriptan; azole antifungals such as Miconazole or ketoconazole. Don’t use these medications along with Parlodel. Other medications that interact with Parlodel are methyldopa, pimozide, chlorpromazine, phenothiazides, metoclopramide, haloperidol, pseudoephedrine, amphetamine, albuterol and other types of sympathomimetics as well as beta blockers like propranolol. This is not a complete list of all the drug interactions that can take place. To prevent dangerous interactions and adverse reactions, you should present your pharmacist or physician with a complete list of all the drugs and medications that you are currently taking. This includes all kinds of prescription and non-prescription, over the counter drugs and medications including weight loss pills, multi-mineral and multivitamin health supplements, herbal products, herbal supplements, antacids and health/herbal concoctions that you use.

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Parlodel and/or Equivalents warnings, side-effects and general information