The recommended Parlodel dosage for treating parkinsonism is 1.25 mg twice daily. For the treatment of hyperprolactinemia or acromegaly, the usual starting dosage is 1.25 to 2.5 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider may increase your Parlodel dosing by 2.5 mg every two to seven days (for hyperprolactinemia) or by 1.25 to 2.5 mg every three to seven days (for acromegaly) until results are seen.
The dose of Parlodel® (bromocriptine mesylate) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated
- How you respond to Parlodel (especially if you develop side effects)
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The starting Parlodel dosage for treating hyperprolactinemia (or any of the conditions associated with hyperprolactinemia, such as infertility) is 1.25 to 2.5 mg once daily with food. Your healthcare provider may increase your dose by 2.5 mg every two to seven days until results are seen. Most people end up at a dose of Parlodel 2.5 to 15 mg per day.
In order to avoid prolonged exposure of a fetus to bromocriptine, it is recommended that a barrier method of birth control (such as condoms) be used by women who start taking Parlodel, at least until regular menstrual cycles are established. If pregnancy is desired, the contraceptive can be stopped once regular cycles are established. If you are more than three days late for a menstrual period, you should take a pregnancy test, since Parlodel should usually be stopped once pregnancy is achieved (see Parlodel and Pregnancy).