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.

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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.?

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...

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...

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?

Ginkgo biloba. Please go online to Wikipedia and you will learn a lot. In the end I don't think you will want to take this. Read more...
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 less contraindications but again the combination is not well studied. Read more...