Generic Parlodel (Bromocriptine)
What is Generic Parlodel (Bromocriptine) used for?
Generic Parlodel (Bromocriptine) is prescribed to treat a wide range of conditions. Male and female patients suffering from hyperprolactinemia, a condition caused by high levels of prolactin in the body, may be prescribed this drug to reduce symptoms such as unwanted production of breast milk, difficulty becoming pregnant, a decreased sperm count or a decreased sexual ability. This drug is a type of ergot drug which can help to restore the balance of dopamine in the brain, while also preventing the release of prolactin. Other conditions this drug is prescribed to treat include acromegaly (excessive levels of growth hormone), tumors which secrete prolactin, Parkinson's disease and type 2 diabetes.
How should I use Generic Parlodel (Bromocriptine)?
The dosage for Generic Parlodel (Bromocriptine) varies, and depends on the condition it is being used to treat. Patients treating hyperprolactinemia may sometimes be told to take it once per day, together with food, and those who are taking it to treat acromegaly may be told to take it at bedtime, once per day, with food. However, if you are treating Parkinson's disease, you may be told to take it twice per day, with food. You must consult your physician before taking this medication, so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Generic Parlodel (Bromocriptine)?
Some side effects which may be noticed when taking Generic Parlodel (Bromocriptine) include:
If these side effects persist, or if you notice more serious side effects, such as changes in vision, seizures, chest pain or any other side effects, you should immediately consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Generic Parlodel (Bromocriptine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.