Generic Name: Parlodel
What is Parlodel?
This product is not available for shipment to the EU Rejuvenate your body and brain with Bromocriptine Bromocriptine enhances dopamine, which declines with age, and restrains prolactin, which increases with age. Bromocriptine is a semi-synthetic derivative of the ergo group that boosts dopamine a neurotransmitter and a precursor of other substances including adrenalin and slows down the production of prolactin a hormone released from the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates milk production after childbirth.
As dopamine is essential for brain activity, some neurologists have stated that if we increase life expectancy we shall all be senile. Therefore, protection and enhancement of the dopamine producing neurons is a key strategy for anti-aging medicine.
Bromocriptine, therefore, is not only used in the management of mental degenerative conditions such as Parkinson's disease, but as a preventative medicine for those wishing to delay age-related mental decline.
Its second major anti-aging use of Bromocriptine is the inhibition of Prolactin. Prolactin is produced by the pituitary gland, and is one of the few hormones that increase with age. It has been described as a fat synthesis hormone because one of its primary functions is to trigger lactation milk production and weight gain in pregnancy.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Some women take Parlodel in order to normalize menstrual periods and increase their chances of becoming pregnant. Tell your doctor as soon as you become pregnant. You may need to stop taking Parlodel. If you are not taking Parlodel to help you get pregnant, use a non-hormone method of birth control such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide to prevent pregnancy during treatment. Your doctor may also want you to have a pregnancy test every 4 weeks during treatment.
Bromocriptine lowers the hormone needed to produce breast milk. Do not breast-feed a baby while taking this medication. Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Visit your doctor regularly. You may have increased sexual urges, unusual urges to gamble, or other intense urges while taking this medication. Talk with your doctor if you believe you have any intense or unusual urges while taking Parlodel.
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How should I take Parlodel?
The dose is then slowly increased over a period of 1 to 2 weeks to one tablet four times a day. How to take itWhen you start to take Parlodel, take the first dose with a snack just before bedtime. This is because your blood pressure has suddenlydropped. Take the medicine at about the same time each day.
Taking the doses at the same time each day will have the best effect. It will also help you to remember totake them. How long to take itContinue taking Parlodel for as long as your doctor recommends. If you forget to take itIf it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take the next dose when you are meant to.
What should I avoid while taking Parlodel?
Promethazine: Phenothiazines, such as promethazine, may reduce the therapeutic effects of bromocriptine, though an interaction has not been formally evaluated. Quetiapine: The prolactin-lowering effect of bromocriptine at the anterior pituitary may be antagonized by medications that increase prolactin levels, such as the atypical antipsychotics.
Quinine: When bromocriptine is used for diabetes, do not exceed a dose of 1. Concurrent use may alter bromocriptine concentrations. Ribociclib: When bromocriptine is used for diabetes, do not exceed a dose of 1.
Parlodel side effects
Endocrinological PropertiesPARLODEL inhibits the secretion of the anterior pituitary hormone prolactin without affecting normal levels of other pituitary hormones. However, PARLODEL is capable of reducing elevated levels of growth hormone GH in patients with acromegaly. These effects are due to stimulation of dopamine receptors. In the puerperium prolactin is necessary for the initiation and maintenance of puerperal lactation. As a specific inhibitor of prolactin secretion, PARLODEL can be used to prevent or suppress physiological lactation as well as to treat prolactin-induced pathological states.
The customary measures taken during lactation suppression, such as the restriction of fluid intake, are not necessary with PARLODEL. In addition, PARLODEL does not impair the puerperal involution of the uterus and does not increase the risk of thrombo-embolism. PARLODEL has been shown to arrest the growth or to reduce the size of prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas prolactinomas.
Common Parlodel ide effects may include:
Your blood sugar and glycosylated hemoglobin HbA1c should be checked regularly to determine your response to bromocriptine Cycloset.
Mesoridazine: Avoid concurrent use of phenothiazines and bromocriptine when possible.
The evolution of tumour size in patients with pituitary macro-adenomas should be carefully monitored and, if evidence of tumour expansion develops, surgical procedures must be considered.
Also, ergot alkaloids, which are chemically related to bromocriptine, should not be administered with other vasoconstrictors.
Further, patients should advised of the risk of hypotension and syncope. In those with a history of psychiatric disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, bromocriptine should be used cautiously. In addition, the use of bromocriptine for diabetic therapy Cycloset is not recommended in patients with severe psychotic disorders.
In rare instances, patients receiving bromocriptine have developed various psychiatric adverse effects including delusional psychosis, mania, and paranoia.
Those with Parkinson's disease have experienced CNS effects including confusion, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, and hallucinations from bromocriptine.
Where can I get more information?
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Bromocriptine was first used in the 1970's for treatment of Parkinson's, and to suppress HGH when high dosages were used.