Parlodel inhibits the secretion of the hormone prolactin from the hypophysis and used to treat infertility in some women, abnormal stoppage or absence of flow in periods,Parkinson's disease etc.
Common use Parlodel is a stimulator of the central and peripheral D2-dopamine receptors (a derivative of ergot alkaloids). It inhibits a secretion of prolactin, suppresses the physiological lactation, promotes normalization of periods, inhibits an excessive secretion of growth hormone, reduces size and number of cysts in the breast (normalizing the imbalance between progesterone and estrogen). Its high doses stimulate dopamine receptors in the striatum, the substantia nigra in brain, hypothalamus and mesolimbic system. Parlodel is used to treat infertility in some women, abnormal stoppage or absence of flow in periods, growth hormone overproduction leading to acromegaly, Parkinson's disease, pituitary gland tumors.
Dosage and direction Take this medication when you are in a lying position and do not rise up quickly after the intake. Do not stop to take this drug even if your symptoms do not change and it seems that no result is achieved. Parlodel may require longterm treatment before its effect is manifestated.
Missed dose Take it as soon as you remember but not if it is more than 4 hours since the time of intake you missed. If you remembered about the missed dose after 4 hours and more since the time you missed it, just skip this intake and return to your regular schedule. Do not double dose this medication.
Overdose If you suspect that you took too much of the medication seek for immediate medical attention and drink glass of milk. Possible overdose symptoms include pale skin, sweating, and repetitive yawning.
Storage Store Parlodel in a dry tight container away from sunlight at room temperature between 15-30 C (59-86 F) away from children and pets.
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