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What drugs are used to treat a prolactinoma?

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Certain drugs can shrink it, especially when it's small. This works well for about 80% of people who have the tumor. The two approved medications for prolactinoma are bromocriptine (Parlodel) and cabergoline (Dostinex). They are dopamine agonists. These drugs act like the brain chemical dopamine, which normally keeps the pituitary gland from making too much prolactin.

From: What Is a Prolactinoma? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Prolactinoma."

UCLA Pituitary Tumor Program: "Prolactinoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Prolactinoma."

UCLA Pituitary Tumor Program: "Prolactinoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 28, 2018

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