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Parlodel (Definition)

Parlodel is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


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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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How can I prevent getting side effects like blocked nose&feelin sick from bromocriptine 5mg tablets I only get side effects about an hour after taking?

How can I prevent getting side effects like blocked nose&feelin sick from bromocriptine 5mg tablets I only get side effects about an hour after taking?

You will not.: There is not special way to prevent this. You may want to ask your doctor that prescribed this as to what can be done. May be able to premedicate for this such as antinauseant to prevent the side effects. I am not sure what is available in the UK for this. ...Read more

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Having bromocriptine 2.5mg tablets for 10 days now &I have already had 2 side effects which are blocked nose&nausea is this normal can I carry on?

Having bromocriptine 2.5mg tablets for 10 days now &I have already had 2 side effects which are blocked nose&nausea is this normal can I carry on?

Yes, you can...: ...but we don't want the treatment to be worse than the disease (prolactinoma)! It won't do you any serious harm to continue with low dose bromocriptine, but nasal congestion and nausea suck! Ask your doc for a trial of cabergoline. The mechanisms are the same, but cabergoline tends to be better tolerated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there other medications to treat a prolactinoma other than cabergoline or bromocriptin? I've heard side effects are awful.

Are there other medications to treat a prolactinoma other than cabergoline or bromocriptin? I've heard side effects are awful.

I'd give them a try: Everyone responds differently so if give them a try (they r the only meds available in usa), because so far all of my patients have tolerated them quite well. Slow dose up titration may help you. Most common side effect is constipation. May increase obsessive compulsive tendencies, so watch for that too. ...Read more

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What are the effects of bromocriptine?

What are the effects of bromocriptine?

Prolactin: Bromocriptine stimulates brain Dopamine receptors and is used to treat elevated prolactin, often from a prolactin-secreting pituitary tumor. Also used for parkinson's, and it is used for diabetes, though not very effective. Main side effect is nausea, which tends to go away with treatment. ...Read more

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Where to buy bromocriptine cheap?

Where to buy bromocriptine cheap?

Why?: Why do you need bromocriptine? Did you physician prescribe it? If so, it is available generically and price will depend upon your insurance plan, where you buy it, and how many at a time. Stay away from internet pharmacies for your own safety. ...Read more

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Do you take bromocriptine to treat add?

Do you take bromocriptine to treat add?

Not much evidence: Bromocriptine is a Dopamine agonist (acts like dopamine), and most medications helpful for adhd increase Dopamine activity. However, there is not a lot of research suggesting that it helps with adhd, and it's safety and efficacy is not well studied especially in children. Researchers are studying it to help with executive functioning, but results aren't in yet. ...Read more

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What could happen if I miss a dose of bromocriptine?

Missing dose: Usually nothing will happen, if the dose is taken as soon as possible. Please let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Can I take garcinia gambodia if I'm taking bromocriptine?

Unknown: This interaction has never been studies so we don't know if it is safe to take together. You should speak to your doctor about starting any new vitamins while on bromocriptine. ...Read more

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How can bromocriptine help me concieve?

How can bromocriptine help me concieve?

Ovulation may occur: Bromocriptine is used to lower abnormally high prolactin levels. Elevated prolactin levels can interfere with ovulation. This drug stops the overproduction of prolactin which may allow the ovary to ovulate normally. ...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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Can prolactinoma patients stop bromocriptine?

Can prolactinoma patients stop bromocriptine?

Sometimes: Some patients, especially those with small tumors, will continue to have normal prolactin levels if they stop bromocryptine after successful treatment, but this should only be done under the supervision of an endocrinologist. ...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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Does bromocriptine actually work?

Does bromocriptine actually work?

Yes?: It works for what's it's approved for. It is usually most effective for high prolactin level in the blood (or a tumor producing the hormone prolactin). Other uses are to treat acromegaly (excess growth hormone), parkinson disease, or neuroleptic malignant syndrome. ...Read more

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Bromocriptine (Definition)

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