Parlodel is used for treatment of Parkinson disease, certain conditions caused by too much prolactin in the blood (e.g., excessive or abnormal breast milk production), certain menstrual problems, or abnormally large growth of certain body parts (acromegaly). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Use Parlodel as directed by your doctor. Take Parlodel with a meal.
Before taking Parlodel, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if you have allergies to medicines, if you are allergic to any ingredient in Parlodel, if you have angina (chest pain) or coronary artery disease, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, mental illness, narrowing of blood vessels of the legs or arms, a history of vision problems, or a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, or if you have had a heart attack, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast–feeding. If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Parlodel during pregnancy. It is unknown if Parlodel is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast–feed while taking Parlodel. Some medicines may interact with Parlodel. Therefore tell your doctor of all prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement that you are taking. Do not take Parlodel if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure or developed high blood pressure associated with pregnancy, have blood poisoning during pregnancy, have recently given birth and have coronary artery disease (chest pain) or other severe heart disease, if you are taking Parlodel only for hyperprolactinemia and become pregnant, you are taking an ergot alkaloid (e.g., ergotamine), an HIV protease inhibitor (e.g., ritonavir), a ketolide (e.g., telithromycin), a macrolide (e.g., erythromycin), a nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase (NNRT) inhibitor (e.g., efavirenz), or sumatriptan. Do not suddenly stop taking Parlodel without your doctor`s approval. If you are taking Parlodel for a brain tumor, stopping Parlodel can lead to rapid regrowth of the tumor. Do not stop taking Parlodel without talking with your doctor. Parlodel may decrease the effectiveness of your birth control pill. To prevent pregnancy, be sure to use an additional form of contraception (e.g., condoms) while using Parlodel. Use Parlodel with extreme caution in children younger than 15 years of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Possible Side Effects
Some of the Possible Side Effects are– Cold sensitivity in fingers and toes, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, fatigue, headache, indigestion, lightheadedness, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach cramps, stuffy nose, vomiting. Contact your doctor if any of these or other side effects occur. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately– allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), abnormal involuntary movements, bloody or black, tarry stools, chest pain, depression, fainting, hallucinations, one–sided weakness, persistent, watery nasal discharge, progressive, severe headache, shortness of breath, ringing in the ears, seizures, slurred speech or trouble speaking, stomach pain, sudden confusion, sudden daytime sleepiness, sudden loss of coordination, vision changes, vomiting blood or a substance like coffee grounds.
Store Parlodel at 68 – 77 °F (20 – 25°C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Parlodel out of the reach of children.
If overdose is suspected seek medical attention immediately. Some of the symptoms of Parlodel overdose are– confusion, delusions, general feeling of discomfort, hallucinations, increased sweating, pale skin, repetitive yawning, tiredness, vomiting.
Parlodel may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness. These effects may worsen if Parlodel is taken with alcohol or certain other medications. Use Parlodel with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to this drug. If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, contact your doctor. Parlodel should be used only by the patient for whom it has been prescribed. Do not take less or more or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor
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