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What's parlodel (bromocriptine) drug used for and what are side effects?

What's parlodel (bromocriptine) drug used for and what are 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

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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

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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?

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?

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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My doctor gave me parlodel (bromocriptine) -- what is it?

My doctor gave me parlodel (bromocriptine) -- what is it?

Many uses...: (parlodel) is used to treat symptoms of hyperprolactinemia (high levels of a natural substance called prolactin in the body) including lack of menstrual periods, discharge from the nipples, infertility (difficulty becoming pregnant) and hypogonadism (low levels of certain natural substances needed for normal development and sexual function). Also, used to stop lactation after pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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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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Do parlodel and Clomid (clomiphene) work together?

Do parlodel and Clomid (clomiphene) work together?

They can: They can if you have hyperprolactinemia and are actively trying to conceive. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Parlodel allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Parlodel allergy?

Parlodel allergy: Allergies occur when the immune system produces antibodies in reaction to allergens. For a list of possible allergic responses / adverse effects with Bromocriptine (Parlodel) see: https://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/bromocriptine ...Read more

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What is your opinion on using Bromocriptine/Parlodel to stop lactation in a new mom?

Why?: If for medical reason one has to stop Lactation immediately, then only it is advisable otherwise one does not need Bromocriptin for this. If stimulation is gone(i.e. Lactation /sucking of Breast milk is stopped) the Milk production will also stop in a few days. ...Read more

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Am having high prolactin and have been using parlodel (bromocriptine) for3yrs and still high. Pls I really wish to conceive?

Am having high prolactin and have been using parlodel (bromocriptine) for3yrs and still high. Pls I really wish to conceive?

Not a problem: First you need to make sure you know why the level is high. If you are not having regular cycles and the medicine cannot control them, you would need something else to help you ovulate. If you have regular cycles despite the elevated prolactin then you would need a fertility evaluation to investigate more. ...Read more

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Can Clomid (clomiphene) be taken with parlodel for a ttc woman?

Can Clomid (clomiphene) be taken with parlodel for a ttc woman?

Definitely: Definitely as long as they are both being taken for the correct reasons: Parlodel (bromocriptine) for elevated prolactin levels, Clomiphene for ovulatory dysfunction. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor gave me parlodel (bromocriptine) what is it. I think he said something about harmone.?

What do you suggest if my doctor gave me parlodel (bromocriptine) what is it. I think he said something about harmone.?

High prolactin?: Hi. If the Parlodel (bromocriptine) was given for a hormone, you probably have a high prolactin. Assuming you didn't just deliver a baby, that's usually due to a benign tumor in the pituitary gland that secretes prolactin. The high prolactin makes your periods stop and usually causes breast milk production. It is treated with bromocriptine (or the preferred drug, cabergoline). ...Read more

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What can be taking to stop breastmilk and to conceive since parlodel (bromocriptine) and bromergon was not working for me?

What can be taking to stop breastmilk and to conceive since parlodel (bromocriptine) and bromergon was not working for me?

More information: Parlobel and bromergon are the same medication, each a brand name of bromocriptine, which blocks release of the hormone prolactin, the main hormone inducing milk production. If a blood test shows a high prolactin level, there is a concern for a tumor of the pituitary gland. If not, stop all breast stimulation, wear a tight bra, and try placing chinese cabbage inside it to help dry up the milk. ...Read more

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My doc put me on parlodel (bromocriptine) for prolactin issue.I was taking ginkgo biloba prior to this.can I continue taking ginkgo with parlodel?

My doc put me on parlodel (bromocriptine) for prolactin issue.I was taking ginkgo biloba prior to this.can I continue taking ginkgo with parlodel?

It is unknown: It is unknown if gingko is safe during pregnancy or lactation, if you are on bromicriptine to help your cycle be more regular and ovulate, you may want to avoid this supplement. Also, it may thin the blood so avoid with any blood thinners. As a man, there are fewer contraindications but again the combination is not well studied. ...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?

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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Why is glucophage (metformin) and parlodel Used for treating fertility? Can it also rides my progesterone levels?

Why is glucophage (metformin) and parlodel Used for treating fertility? Can it also rides my progesterone levels?

Glucophage, (metformin) parlodel: The doctor who prescribed those medicines for you — I am not sure why — must explain the reasons for these meds. If the doctor gives you a hard time for asking this — see a diffierent gynecologist! ...Read more

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Laparoscopy 8/3, stage 1 endo. Elevated prolactin levels, parlodel (bromocriptine) 2.5mg 3X week. How long for levels to drop and conceive? Thanks!

Varies: We can not predict exactly how any one person is going to respond to treatment for an elevated Prolactin. Most likely your doctor scheduled you to come back for follow up 4-8 weeks after starting therapy. The follow up Prolactin levels will help guide fertility counseling ...Read more

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Stage 1 Endo. Had laparoscopy done 8/3/16, second month on parlodel 2.5 3X week. Have been TTC 17 months. Do you think BF has fertility issues?

Stage 1 Endo. Had laparoscopy done 8/3/16, second month on parlodel 2.5 3X week. Have been TTC 17 months. Do you think BF has fertility issues?

Maybe: Your boyfriend can certainly do a sperm analysis to put to rest your fears and it is relatively inexpensive relative to a further workup on yourself. ...Read more

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On july 4, 2017, i have spontaneous immenent abortion at 17 weeks 1 day, i have d&c... now my ob said to wait for 3-6months after trying again.im wondering if I can continue taking my metformin, prialtamet, and parlodel. My endo is out of reach?

On july 4, 2017, i have spontaneous immenent abortion at 17 weeks 1 day, i have d&c... now my ob said to wait for 3-6months after trying again.im wondering if I can continue taking my metformin, prialtamet, and parlodel. My endo is out of reach?

Blood sugar : Please consult a physician and discuss your blood sugar levels and health status. It can then be determined what is most appropriate treatment plan for you. It's important to be in good health before conceiving next time. ...Read more

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TRYING TO CONCEIVE 18/03/2015 was my period & Parlodel day 1 I'm now on 2.5mg morn& 2.5mg night When& What mg clomid (clomiphene) can I take for 5days wit Parlodel?

Parlodel (bromocriptine) ovulation: Parlodel (bromocriptine) is often used to treat hyperprolactinemia and help ovulation. Women with hyperprolactinemia many times will ovulate while taking parlodel (bromocriptine) once their prolactin levels are normal. However, it they don't ovulate then clomiphene can be used. We usually start with 50 milligrams of clomiphene a day for 5 days and slowly increase until ovulation or 150 mg per day for 5 days, before switch. ...Read more

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Why use bromocriptine medication for infertile women?

Why use bromocriptine medication for infertile women?

Elevated prolactin: Bromocriptine is commonly used to treat microadenomas of the pituitary gland. These result in an elevated level of prolactin with will inhibit ovulation. Bromocriptine can lower prolactin levels in affected women and thus help them ovulate. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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