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Brand name: Parlodel TM

Active ingredients: bromocriptine

What it is used for

Prevention of onset of lactation in the puerperium for clearly defined medical reasons. Therapy should be continued for 14 days to prevent rebound lactation. Parlodel should not be used to suppress established lactation. Treatment of hyperprolactinaemia where surgery and/or radiotherapy are not indicated or have already been used with incomplete resolution. Precautions should be taken to ensure that the hyperprolactinaemia is not due to severe primary hypothyroidism. Where the cause of hyperprolactinaemia is a prolactin-secreting microadenoma or macroadenoma, Parlodel is indicated for conservative treatment; prior to surgery in order to reduce tumour size and to facilitate removal; after surgery if prolactin level is still elevated. Adjunctive therapy in the management of acromegaly when: (1) The patient refuses surgery and/or radiotherapy; (2) Surgery and/or radiotherapy has been unsuccessful or full effects are not expected for some months; (3) A manifestation of the acromegaly needs to be brought under control pending surgery and/or radiotherapy. Idiopathic or post-encephalitic Parkinson's disease. It should be noted that data are not yet sufficient to evaluate the role of Parlodel in treating early Parkinsonism.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Opaque white capsule length approx 19mm, diameter approx 7 mm

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient bromocriptine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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