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Dr. James Dukelow
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Parlodel (Overview)

Parlodel is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug (brain and nerve drug).


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What was parlodel (bromocriptine) drug used for and what are the side effects?

What was parlodel (bromocriptine) drug used for and what are the side effects?

Parlodel (bromocriptine): The most common indication for the drug is to treat high prolactin level. Other uses are for acromegaly (high growth hormone), or for parkinson disease. Common side effects are nausea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, lightheadedness, bowel symptoms, liver enzymes elevation, low blood pressure... ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
67 doctors shared insights

Parlodel (Overview)

Parlodel is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug (brain and nerve drug).


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What exactly is parlodel (bromocriptine)? I think my doctor said something about harmone.?

What exactly is parlodel (bromocriptine)? I think my doctor said something about harmone.?

Better communication: Hi. Your doc's not doing a good job communicating. The only role for Parlodel (bromocriptine) in a hOrmone (not hArmone) problem is to treat hyperprolactinemia due to a pituitary prolactinoma. Did you present with breast milk & no period? Your doctor should explain this to you. It's your doc's JOB! A related drug that is generally better than bromocriptine is cabergoline; ask your doc about it. ...Read more

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What kinds of problems is parlodel (bromocriptine) used for nowadays?

What kinds of problems is parlodel (bromocriptine) used for nowadays?

Few: It's a medication used to treat high prolactin level, Parkinson's disease, acromegaly. There is a form of Parlodel (bromocriptine) called Cycloset that is also used to treat type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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I would like to know the differences between dostinex (cabergoline) and parlodel. (for high prolactin level and conceive) wich one is more effective?

I would like to know the differences between dostinex (cabergoline) and parlodel. (for high prolactin level and conceive) wich one is more effective?

Dostinex (cabergoline): (cabrgoline) is the superior drug and is given twice weekly vs. The older Parlodel (bromocriptine) which is given multiple times per day and has frequent associated nausea. Both are now available generically. Both have some potential adverse events, but generally lower incidence w/cabergoline: check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Do parlodel and Clomid (clomiphene) work well?

Do parlodel and Clomid (clomiphene) work well?

Yes: Parlodel is a good treatment for hyperprolactinemia (too much prolactin hormone), and some patients conceive with it alone or combined with other fertility treatments. Clomid (clomiphene) can be used to induce ovulation (egg release) in many women who don't have regular cycles, or to cause 2-3 eggs to ovulate instead of one. About 10% success per month in under 35's; most pregnancies in the first 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Is pituitary gland tumour benign life threatening it is 7mm have started bromocriptine tablets will it go after the tablets or do I have take forever?

Is pituitary gland tumour benign life threatening it is 7mm have started bromocriptine tablets will it go after the tablets or do I have take forever?

Almost none: of the pituitary tumors are cancer. Their danger is that they can crowd out other hormones and mess up proper endocrine function a variety of ways. The drug doesn't always work. Generally it is taken for many months not forever, but... would have to have repeated looks and Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, ...Read more

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How long to take parlodel (bromocriptine) to get pregnant?

How long to take parlodel (bromocriptine) to get pregnant?

No specific answer: It depends upon why you're taking it. If it's to lower an elevated prolactin, the dose needs to be slowly increased until prolactin level is normalized. There is not way to predict how long that will take or whether it will allow you be become pregnant even after it's normalized. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you know about parlodel (bromocriptine) benefits?

What do you know about parlodel (bromocriptine) benefits?

Benefits: It's a medication used to treat high prolactin level, Parkinson's disease, acromegaly. There is a form of Parlodel (bromocriptine) called Cycloset that is also used to treat type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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What kinds of problems is parlodel (bromocriptine) used for nowadays?

Few: It's a medication used to treat high prolactin level, Parkinson's disease, acromegaly. There is a form of Parlodel (bromocriptine) called Cycloset that is also used to treat type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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How long to take parlodel (bromocriptine) to get pregnant?

No specific answer: It depends upon why you're taking it. If it's to lower an elevated prolactin, the dose needs to be slowly increased until prolactin level is normalized. There is not way to predict how long that will take or whether it will allow you be become pregnant even after it's normalized. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Bromocriptine (Definition)

Bromocriptine is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...Read more