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Parlodel is a prescription medicine licensed for the treatment of acromegaly, parkinsonism, and hyperprolactinemia. It works for these conditions by binding to and stimulating dopamine receptors and by decreasing prolactin and growth hormone production by the pituitary gland. The medication comes in tablet and capsule form, and is available in both brand-name and generic versions. Potential side effects include headache, constipation, and nausea.
- Hyperprolactinemia (high levels of the hormone prolactin)
- Parkinson's disease and other similar conditions (when used in combination with other medications)
- Acromegaly (a hormonal growth disorder).