Is it harmful taking oral progesterone with parlodel?

by Odunlami

I have been trying to conceive and been diagonsed as having low progesterone and high prolactin. I have been placed on primolutn (2 tabs per day) and parlodel (1tab a day) though I have to break it into two). Is conception possible? For almost 20days I have not seen my period. I hope I am safe.

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Aug 29, 2007
Is it harmful taking oral progesterone with parlodel?
by: Wray

Dear Odunlami, Primolut N is a progestin, it is not progesterone. It will not raise your progesterone levels. You will not conceive whilst taking it. You must not use Primolut N if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.

Progestins cause foetal abnormalities. Parlodel is Bromocriptine and is given to treat amenorrhea, in other words it forces a period to occur. It is also used to prevent an abnormal discharge of milk from the breast.

The only way to increase your progesterone levels is to use natural progesterone itself. This should cause your periods to become regular again. If you would send me a message using the 'Contact' link at the foot of this page I can send you documents showing how to conceive and have a healthy child! Take care Wray

Aug 09, 2010
Is there any alternative to Natpro?
by: Anonymous

For somebody based in Nigeria, is it possible to get Natpro Progesterone cream in Nigeria? if not what alternative drug or cream can one use?


Aug 10, 2010
It is possible to get progesterone cream in Nigeria
by: Anonymous

If you are in Lagos, check at TABADE pharmacy at Onike, Yaba.

Aug 11, 2010
Is there any alternative to Natpro?
by: Wray

Hi there We do supply to people in Nigeria, so I see no reason why it shouldn't get to you too. There is no drug alternative, but there are plenty of progesterone creams on the market. If you should consider using it, please see this web page on How to use progesterone cream. But before you start it please also read this page on Oestrogen Dominance. Take care Wray

Sep 23, 2010
by: Anonymous

Had my fisrt baby a year ago through cs and am now trying for another. Am on parlodel presently cause my prolactin was high can i be pregnant while still taking the drugs.

Oct 05, 2010
by: Wray

Hi there, Parlodel is bromocriptine, a drug used to bring down prolactin levels, amongst other things. It's not treating the cause, ie why is your prolactin high? This can be due to a problem with the pituitary, which I presume has been checked. If there's nothing wrong with it, it could be due to too low a level of protein in your diet. A lack of the amino acid tyrosine slows down the production of dopamine, which is made from tyrosine. See here. Normal dopamine levels suppress prolactin, if dopamine drops due to a lack of tyrosine, prolactin rises. Oestrogen increases mitotic and secretory activity of several cells in the pituitary, but particularly the proliferation of prolactin cells. So your oestrogen could be too high. If progesterone is high enough it suppresses prolactin, this is why pregnant women don't have any milk. It's only after birth when progesterone levels drop, that prolactin rises. It's often regarded as the hormone of lactogenesis, ie causes milk to be produced, but does have inflammatory properties too. See here, here and here. Please see Medline Bromocriptine, you'll note they point out that... "Bromocriptine may help to control your condition but will not cure it". There is no evidence you can't take it while pregnant, but you should check with your doctor. But I suggest you consider using progesterone, please see here for Progesterone application methods. And here on How to use progesterone cream. Progesterone also suppresses excess oestrogen. I also suggest you increase your protein content, or alternatively take tyrosine. Start on 500mg/day and increase gradually until you find the optimum dose. Take care Wray

Oct 29, 2010
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by: bright

Were can i buy progestrone cream in lagos.

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Nov 12, 2010
by: enoabasi

I have been experiencing this long term menses, called dysfunctional bleeding and I have been place on Primolut - n for years now and Clomid without pregnancy and I was told by the doctor to do hormonal test, and the test stated low progesterone and high prolactin. With this result I was told to buy Parlodel tab. Please I am tired, please help me to save my marriage. I am in my early 30's. How can I buy the right drug to help me stop all this hormonal imbalances for me to conceive and bear my own children, because I have been married now for the past 4 years. Please help me. Thanks.

Dec 07, 2010
Where can I get natural progesterone cream in Lagos?
by: nini

I have an overian cyst due to low progesterone and it's been hell this past few months. Please, does any one know where to find natural progesterone in Lagos?

Dec 10, 2010
by: Wray

Hi Enoabasi Synthetic progestins are the drug of choice for dysfunctional bleeding. But they are not addressing the cause, only treating the symptom. Oestrogen is a mitogen, it stimulates cells to grow. Vital in stimulating the endometrium each month to grow and thicken ready for a possible fertilised egg. But in excess it stimulates cells to continue growing. MMP?s are enzymes that break down protein. They play a role in the breakdown of endometrial tissues at the end of the menstrual cycle. If they are over active, as would be the case with excess oestrogen in the body, as oestrogen stimulates their production, the result is a pathological reaction. A high level of MMP's can lead to inflammation and excessive bleeding in the uterus. If a low level of progesterone is present, and a high level of oestrogen, the lining will continue to grow. With a high level of MMP's the lining will also continue to break down. Progesterone suppresses both MMP's and oestrogen. It is essential to use a high amount of progesterone, between 400-600mg/day. If the bleeding is continual, use it both daily and hourly. Using it hourly keeps the level high throughout the day. If there is a cycle, it?s best to ignore it and use the progesterone daily, hourly too, until the bleeding is under control. The progesterone can be used to regulate the cycle once bleeding has stopped. If the bleeding is not too heavy, then you might find 200mg/day sufficient. For more info please see our page on How to use progesterone cream. Please read the link above on the Parlodel, it's not necessary to take a drug, again this is addressing the symptom, not the cause. If you are on Clomid, it appears there is a problem with your ovaries, please see our page on PCOS. Please have a vitamin D test done, a low level affects the ovaries very severely. For more info please see the Vitamin D council website. Take care Wray

Dec 10, 2010
Where can I get natural progesterone cream in Lagos?
by: Wray

Hi Nini I know of nowhere, unfortunately, but it is available on the web. For more info on How to use progesterone cream, please see this web page we have. Take care Wray

Mar 25, 2011



Mar 29, 2011
by: Wray

Hi Orizu I don't know where in Enugu, or Nigeria for that matter, where you can buy progesterone. But we do supply customers who live there via our website. Please have a look at it here. And for more info on How to use progesterone cream, please look through this page we have. Take care Wray

Mar 05, 2013
use of progesterone
by: Anonymous

what is the use of progesterone

Aug 13, 2014
pls help
by: Tejumade

Pls do you know any drug I can use to cure candida infection. I've not been ovulating due to this infect,tried herbal treatment and I did ovulate for a day but couldn't continue with the treatment bcos it gave me constant headache

Sep 04, 2015
menogest progesterone cream
by: Tessy

Tessy from Lagos Nigeria
is Swanson menogest progesterone cream a good product.
2. taking it does that mean there is no need for oral drugs.

Aug 13, 2018
Correction required
by: Anonymous

Pls note that progestins are progesterone.

Aug 14, 2018
by: Justine

Good day Anonymous

Your statement is incorrect.

If you would like to know more you can read up on the difference between progesterone and progestins here:

What is Progesterone? and here,Effects of Progesterone.

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