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Parlodel is used for:
Treating Parkinson disease, certain conditions caused by too much prolactin in the blood (eg, 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.
Parlodel is a dopamine agonist. It works by blocking the release of prolactin from the pituitary gland and lowering growth hormone levels (in patients with acromegaly). In Parkinson disease, Parlodel works by stimulating dopamine receptors in certain parts of the brain.
you are allergic to any ingredient in Parlodel or to ergot alkaloids
you are breast-feeding
you have uncontrolled high blood pressure or developed high blood pressure associated with pregnancy
you have blood poisoning during pregnancy
you have recently given birth and have coronary artery disease (chest pain) or other severe heart disease
you are taking Parlodel only for hyperprolactinemia and become pregnant
you are taking an ergot alkaloid (eg, ergotamine), an HIV protease inhibitor
(eg, ritonavir), a ketolide (eg, telithromycin), a macrolide (eg, erythromycin), a nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase (NNRT) inhibitor (eg, efavirenz), or sumatriptan
Do NOT use Parlodel if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Parlodel :
Some medical conditions may interact with Parlodel . Tell your
doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
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
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Parlodel . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Sumatriptan because excessive
increases in blood pressure may occur
Beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), sympathomimetics (eg, albuterol, amphetamine, pseudoephedrine), ergot alkaloids (eg, ergotamine), HIV protease inhibitors (eg, ritonavir), ketolides (eg, telithromycin), macrolides (eg, erythromycin), medicine for high blood pressure, or NNRT inhibitors (eg, efavirenz)
because the risk of side effects of Parlodel may be increased
Phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine), haloperidol, metoclopramide, or pimozide because the effectiveness of Parlodel may be decreased
Methyldopa because side effects, including dizziness upon standing, may be
increased by Parlodel
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Parlodel may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Parlodel :
Use Parlodel as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Take Parlodel with food.
If you miss a dose of Parlodel , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Parlodel .
Parlodel may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else
that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Parlodel . Using Parlodel alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
Parlodel may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting. Alcohol, hot weather, exercise, and fever can increase these effects. To prevent them, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning. Also, sit or lie down at the first sign of dizziness, lightheadedness, or weakness.
Do not suddenly stop taking Parlodel without first checking with your doctor.
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 birth control
(eg, condoms) while using Parlodel .
LAB TESTS, including blood pressure, liver and kidney function, heart function, and blood cell counts, may be performed to monitor your progress. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Use Parlodel with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 15 years of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
PREGNANCY and 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 .
Important safety information:
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