What is the role of medications in the treatment of prolactinomas?

Updated: Mar 25, 2018
  • Author: Venkatesh Babu Segu, MD, MBBS, DM; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The drugs that are effective in the treatment of hyperprolactinemia are DA agonists. DA is the primary physiologic inhibitor of PRL secretion; however, DA is not used for treatment, because it does not cross the blood-brain barrier. Therefore, drugs that mimic the action of DA on the lactotrophs are used in the medical management of prolactinoma.


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