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Parlodel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is bromocriptine (Parlodel)?
- What are the possible side effects of bromocriptine (Parlodel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about bromocriptine (Parlodel)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking bromocriptine (Parlodel)?
- How should I take bromocriptine (Parlodel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Parlodel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Parlodel)?
- What should I avoid while taking bromocriptine (Parlodel)?
- What other drugs will affect bromocriptine (Parlodel)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Parlodel)?
For Cycloset: Skip the missed dose if you have not taken it within 2 hours after waking up in the morning. Wait until the next morning to take your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
For Parlodel: Take the missed dose with food as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Parlodel)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, constipation, sweating, pale skin, dizziness, drowsiness, yawning, confusion, hallucinations, and fainting.
What should I avoid while taking bromocriptine (Parlodel)?
If you use any ergot medicine to treat migraine headaches, such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), or methylergonovine (Methergine): Avoid using the ergot medicine within 6 hours before or after you have taken Cycloset. Avoid using an ergot medicine at any time while you are taking Parlodel.
Bromocriptine may impair your thinking or reactions. Some people taking Parlodel have fallen asleep during normal daytime activities such as working, talking, eating, or driving. You may fall asleep suddenly, even after feeling alert. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect bromocriptine (Parlodel)?
Many other drugs can interact with bromocriptine. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- an antidepressant, a sedative or narcotic medication, medicines to treat psychiatric disorders;
- an antibiotic or antifungal medication, anti-malaria drugs;
- asthma or allergy medication;
- cancer medicine, medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection;
- cholesterol-lowering drugs such as simvastatin (Zocor);
- an oral diabetes medication;
- heart or blood pressure medications, heart rhythm medication;
- HIV or AIDS medications;
- seizure medications;
- sildenafil (Viagra) and other erectile dysfunction medicines; or
- stomach acid reducers.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about bromocriptine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Parlodel Information
- Parlodel Drug Interactions Center: bromocriptine oral
- Parlodel Side Effects Center
- Parlodel FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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