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Brand name: Parlodel

Parlodel is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) bromocriptine. On this page you will find out more about Parlodel, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: bromocriptine

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Parlodel 10 mg hard capsule, 100

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Opaque white capsule length approx 19mm, diameter approx 7 mm
Dosage Form Capsule, hard
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture,Protect from Light
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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