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Parlodel

Parlodel® SnapTabs®
(bromocriptine mesylate) Tablets, USP (bromocriptine mesylate) Capsules, USP

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Parlodel® (bromocriptine mesylate) is an ergot derivative with potent dopamine receptor agonist activity. Each Parlodel® (bromocriptine mesylate) SnapTabs® tablet for oral administration contains 2½ mg and each capsule contains 5 mg bromocriptine (as the mesylate). Bromocriptine mesylate is chemically designated as Ergotaman-3',6',18-trione, 2-bromo-12'-hydroxy-2'-(1-methylethyl)-5'-(2-methylpropyl)-, (5'α)-monomethanesulfonate (salt).

The structural formula is:

SnapTabs® (bromocriptine mesylate) Structural Formula Illustration

2½ mg SnapTabs®

Active Ingredient: bromocriptine mesylate, USP

Inactive Ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone, starch, and another ingredient

5 mg Capsules

Active Ingredient: bromocriptine mesylate, USP

Inactive Ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate, red iron oxide, silicon dioxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, starch, titanium dioxide, yellow iron oxide, and another ingredient

What are the possible side effects of bromocriptine (Cycloset, Parlodel)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using bromocriptine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • vision problems, constant runny nose;
  • chest pain, pain when you breathe, fast heart rate, rapid breathing, feeling short of breath (especially when lying down);
  • back pain, swelling in your ankles or feet, urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • confusion, hallucinations, feeling...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 1/17/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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