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Although small benign pituitary tumors are fairly common in the general population, symptomatic prolactinomas are uncommon. Prolactinomas occur more often in women than men and rarely occur in children. Top What are the symptoms of prolactinoma?To avoid these side effects, bromocriptine treatment must be started.
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Clinic de Malaties del Sistema Nervios, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic, Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. May 2003 Treatment with cabergoline (Dostinex) showed higher efficacy and greater safety than other parkinsonian drugs Baas HK, Schueler P.
Stimulating dopamine receptors reduces the production of the pituitary hormone prolactin, reduces the levels of growth hormone in people with acromegaly, and improves symptoms of Parkinson s. The FDA approved bromocriptine on June 28, 1978.Your doctor may start you on 0.375 mg and adjust your.
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J Neurooncol. 2001;54:13950. PubMed 3. Hoffman AR, Melmed S, Schlechte J. Patient guide to hyperprolactinemia diagnosis and treatment. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011;96:356. PubMed 4. Molitch ME. Pregnancy and the hyperprolactinemic woman. Cabergoline is now the first choice drug but its use in pregnancy is still under evaluation. We followed 71 term pregnancies in women bearing microprolactinomas. Of the 22 patients with previous surgery, none presented symptoms of tumor growth.
Of the 41 pregnant patients treated with bromocriptine alone, only one (2.4) presented with headaches, which regressed with drug reintroduction. Fifty one term pregnancies in patients with macroprolactinomas were followed by us.
Of those, 21 were in patients with previous surgery and none of them presented clinical evidence of tumor growth. On the other hand, of the 30 patients treated only with pre-gestational bromocriptine, 11 (37) manifested complaints related to tumor growth.
PMID : PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE. Publication Types, MeSH Terms, Substances Publication Types Review. MeSH Terms Aminoquinolines/therapeutic use Bromocriptine/therapeutic use Child. Dopamine Agonists/therapeutic use Ergolines/therapeutic use Female Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Pituitary Neoplasms/drug therapy Pituitary Neoplasms/physiopathology.
Since then, dopamine agonists (DA) have been increasingly used as the first-choice treatment of prolactinomas, with surgery being reserved for resistance or persistent intolerance to DA or for special situations. More recently other DA, such as quinagolide and cabergoline have shown better tolerance than bromocriptine.
If tumor expansion is suspected, confirmation can be made through MRI and by visual field testing. Reintroduction of bromocriptine in such cases can lead to tumor reduction and clinical improvement. Surgery can also be employed as treatment for symptomatic tumor growth in pregnancy.
A comparison of cabergoline and bromocriptine in the treatment of hyperprolactinemic amenorrhea. N Engl J Med. 1994;331:9049. PubMed 8. Colao A, Di Sarno A, Sarnacchiaro S, Ferone D, DiRenzo G, Merola B, et al.
Bromocriptine as primary therapy for prolactin-secreting macroadenomas: Results of a prospective multicenter study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1985;60:698705. PubMed 7. Webster J, Piscitelli G, Polli A, Ferrari CI, Ismail I, Scanlon MR.
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Paulo, SP, Brazil. Abstract Prolactinomas are the most frequent pituitary tumors. Treatment of infertility in such tumors usually is very successful. On the other hand, reports of pituitary tumor growth during pregnancy have been described since bromocriptine started to be used.