Generic Parlodel (Bromocriptine 2.5 mg) guide:
What are Parlodel and its generics?
The original substance on which the branded medication Parlodel is based is called Bromocriptine. It was discovered back n 1965 and first marketed as a medication in 1968. Currently, the medicine is also manufactured and sold under other names because it is made by other companies. The preparations that have the same composition as the branded medicine but are marketed under different names are called Generic Parlodel or Generic Bromocriptine. These names cannot be registered because the first one uses the registered name and the second one because it has the name of the active substance in it. In general, no company can register the trade name with the word “generic” in it. It is a term introduced by the World Health Organization to identify the medications that are not developed by the company that makes them but they correspond entirely to the formula, composition, and effect to the original medicine. What is the purpose of such drugs? First of all, not a single pharmaceutical company would be able to cover the demand for a certain drug in the world. Secondly, generic preparations makers save on the development and production of the medications and sell them cheaper what makes these remedies more attainable and affordable for people from all countries of the world regardless of the wealth of the country. If all medicines were only the branded ones and were sold at the prices like manufacturers and pharmacies set in the U.S., for example, people in poorer countries wouldn’t be able to purchase necessary medications at all.
The particular medicine, Generic Parlodel is used for the treatment of a variety of diseases and conditions. It is presented in the Women’s health section of our pharmacy because it is used for the therapy of infertility, benign breast cysts, and menstrual disorders.
Is it possible to get the same treatment cheaper?
If your therapist or gynecologists prescribe you Parlodel you don’t necessarily need to purchase the branded medicine. You can get absolutely identical results if you buy Generic Parlodel. The reason many people prefer generics over the branded drugs is that they render the same effect but cost significantly cheaper.
When are preparations based on Bromocriptine prescribed?
Bromocriptine is used in a diversity of conditions. For instance, it is widely used in gynecology for such conditions as infertility related to hyperprolactinemia (abnormally high levels of prolactin in the blood), prevention of lactation, painful sensations in the breasts before menstruations, and others. Besides, the pills can be also used in both men and women in high levels of prolactin, pituitary microadenoma, to lower the levels of growth hormone in a complex therapy of cancer, and Parkinson’s disease.
When you are diagnosed with one of these conditions or illnesses, do not hurry to buy Parlodel unless your health care provider prescribes you the medicine. The thing is that even if the name of the condition sounds similar to you, there are some nuances that can be noticed and understood only by a professional who can assess whether the use of the preparation based on Bromocriptine would be suitable or not.
What treatment scheme to follow for different conditions?
Although we strongly recommend you to consult the doctor who treats our condition before you buy Bromocriptine to get individual recommendations for your case, here we share the information that is written in the instruction to the drug.
First of all, it is important to remember that the pills, regardless of the trade name of the preparation as long as it has Bromocriptine as the active ingredient, must be taken with food. The optimal dosage in long-term treatment courses is achieved with a gradual increase of the daily dosage till the optimal effect and minimum adverse effects are present.
In high prolactin, the starting dosage is 1.25 mg before sleep. In 2-3 days, the daily dose should be increased to 2.5 mg. The next increase of the dosage can be made every 2-3 days by 1.25 mg each time till the maximum dosage of 5 mg split into two equal intakes under a doctor’s supervision.
In infertility in women, the treatment is done following the gradual increase scheme described above. The majority of patients tolerate well the dosage of 7.5 mg a day split into 2-3 intakes. The maximum dosage for this condition is 30 mg a day. In infertility without the prolactin level increase, the recommended dosage is 2.5 mg taken twice a day.
If a woman doesn’t want to breastfeed, in the case of a still born baby or due to other reasons when the prevention of lactation is needed, the dosage of the medicine on the day of labor is 2.5 mg. The dosage of 5 mg split into two intakes (one in the morning and one before sleep), should be taken for 14 days. The increase of the dosage is not needed.
The same treatment scheme is also used to stop lactation due to high prolactin both in men and women.
These are conditions related to this section of our online pharmacy. For the treatment schemes for other conditions, for instance, for Parkinson’s disease, please consult your doctor first before you buy Generic Bromocriptine.
Elderly patients do not require dosage adjustments. People with liver dysfunction may need reduced dosages if their doctor decides so based on the tests.
Contraindications for Generic Parlodel use
The preparation is contraindicated for people with hypersensitivity to bromocriptine or other ergot alkaloids or allergy to other components of the pills. It also must not be used in pregnant women with toxicosis, in hypertension (high blood pressure) after childbirth, puerperal and other types of hypertension, idiopathic or familial tremor, diseases of the cardiovascular system, heart valve disease in history, endogenous psychosis, uncontrolled arterial hypertension, and hepatic insufficiency.
The medicine should be cautiously used in pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Adverse effects the medicine can cause
Generally, when you order Parlodel and start taking the pills, you can expect no to mild side effects as the preparation is quite well tolerated. However, in some cases it still can cause certain negative reactions such as nausea, constipation, vomiting, dizziness, decreased visual acuity, dry mouth lowered blood pressure, somnolence, nasal congestion, headaches, psychoses, and others.
Since the medication’s dosage is increased steadily, sometimes the next increased dose can cause the symptoms of an overdose so you would need to lower the dosage to the previous one. The symptoms that can occur are headache, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, and low blood pressure. If you have these symptoms or simply took an increased dose, you need to seek medical help because the therapy implies the parenteral administration of metoclopramide.
Interaction of Generic Parlodel with other preparations
Before you order Generic Parlodel, you should be informed that the medication combined with other substances can cause more negative symptoms than when used alone. For instance, ethanol-containing medicines or alcohol reduces the tolerability of Bromocriptine, i.e. the medicine is more likely to cause adverse effects. Particular attention should be paid to the simultaneous use of Bromocriptine with antihypertensive drugs. In the combined with erythromycin, MAO inhibitors, furazolidone, procarbazine, selegiline, ergot alkaloids, and other medicines, the risk of adverse reactions of Bromocriptine can increase. The antagonists of dopamine reduce the effectiveness of Bromocriptine.
The medication lowers the effect of oral contraceptives. It also increases effect of Levodopa and hypotensive drugs.
In combined use with Ritonavir, it is advised to reduce the dose of Parlodel by 50%.
Note that this instruction on interactions isn’t complete. In order to be sure that you are not using any medications that can negatively interact with Bromocriptine, you should inform your health care provider about all pills and supplements that you take to help him or her decide whether you can continue their use or stop it during the therapy with Parlodel.
Where to buy Parlodel?
The easiest and cheapest way to get the drug is to order Bromocriptine right at this page. We don’t ask you for a prescription and set the lowest prices for the best generics of the medication.
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