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Parlodel Dosage

Parlodel Dosing for Acromegaly

The started Parlodel dosage for treating acromegaly is 1.25 to 2.5 mg once daily at bedtime (with food). Your healthcare provider may increase your dose by 1.25 to 2.5 mg every three to seven days until results are seen. Almost all people who respond to Parlodel for acromegaly treatment experience a decrease in growth hormone levels after starting Parlodel. Therefore, your healthcare provider should monitor your growth hormone levels to make sure that Parlodel is working.
 
Most people will end up taking 20 to 30 mg of Parlodel per day, although the maximum Parlodel dose for this use is much higher (100 mg per day).
 

Parlodel Dosing for Parkinson's Disease

The usual starting Parlodel dosage for treating Parkinson's disease is 1.25 mg twice daily with meals. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase the dose by 2.5 mg every two to four weeks.
 

General Information on Dosing With Parlodel

Considerations for people taking Parlodel include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in tablet and capsule form. It is taken by mouth, usually one to three times daily.
     
  • Parlodel should be taken with food.
     
  • Make sure to take Parlodel at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of medicine in your blood.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Parlodel will not work if you stop taking it.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to Parlodel or your Parlodel dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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