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Parlodel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is bromocriptine (Parlodel) (Parlodel)?
- What are the possible side effects of Parlodel (Parlodel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about Parlodel (Parlodel)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Parlodel (Parlodel)?
- How should I take Parlodel (Parlodel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Parlodel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Parlodel)?
- What should I avoid while taking Parlodel (Parlodel)?
- What other drugs will affect Parlodel (Parlodel)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Parlodel)?
Take the missed Parlodel 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 Parlodel (Parlodel)?
Avoid using an ergot medicine at any time while you are taking Parlodel. Ergot medicine are used to treat migraine headaches, and include ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), and methylergonovine (Methergine):
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 Parlodel (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.
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with bromocriptine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about bromocriptine (Parlodel).
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
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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