Which medications in the drug class Dopamine agonists are used in the treatment of Hyperpituitarism?

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
  • Author: Alicia Diaz-Thomas, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Dopamine agonists

Dopamine agonists remain the treatment of choice for many patients with PRL-secreting tumors. They also comprise effective adjuvant medical therapy for GH excess.

Bromocriptine (Parlodel)

Most often used to treat GH and PRL excess.

Cabergoline (Dostinex)

A potent dopamine agonist with a very prolonged duration of action. Inhibits PRL secretion to a greater extent than bromocriptine.


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