Parlodel

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Used with other medicines to treat Parkinson's disease, and to stabilize certain hormones.

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Our bottom line

Parlodel (bromocriptine) is a good medicine to add to other medicines for Parkinson's disease when they start to not work so well.

Quick facts about bromocriptine
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Generic only
Prices and discounts
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Upsides

  • Parlodel (bromocriptine) is a good choice to take with other medicines for Parkinson's disease because it raises your dopamine levels differently than others.
  • Parlodel (bromocriptine) is available as generic.
  • Parlodel (bromocriptine) pills can be broken in half for more personalized dosing.
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Downsides

  • Parlodel (bromocriptine) is only recommended for Parkinson's disease to take with other medicines. It's not a first choice medicine.
  • Your doctor might have to change the dose of Parlodel (bromocriptine) often.
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How it works

Parlodel (bromocriptine) is an ergot derivative. In Parkinson's disease, it helps to increase the amount of dopamine in the body, which is lowered in people affected by the disease.

Quick facts about bromocriptine
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Generic only

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
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What to expect when you take Parlodel (bromocriptine) for Acromegaly

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Side effect rates for Parlodel (bromocriptine)

  • Vomiting
  • Cold arms/legs
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry mouth/stuffy nose
  • Indigestion
  • Low blood pressure
  • Constipation
  • Nausea

Risks and Warnings for Parlodel (bromocriptine)

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  • People have complained of sleepiness when starting Parlodel (bromocriptine). This usually goes away after a few days to weeks. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.

Common concerns from people taking Parlodel (bromocriptine)

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Alcohol
  • Don't drink alcohol while taking Parlodel (bromocriptine).
Food
  • Take Parlodel (bromocriptine) with food to avoid stomach upset.
Sleep
  • People have complained of sleepiness when starting Parlodel (bromocriptine). This usually goes away after a few days to weeks. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.