Drug Causes of Prolactinoma
Medication causes list:
The list of possible medications or substances
mentioned in sources as possibe causes of Prolactinoma includes:
Prescription Drugs. Prolactin secretion in the
pituitary is normally suppressed by the brain chemical, dopamine. Drugs
that block the effects of dopamine at the pituitary or deplete dopamine
stores in the brain may cause the pituitary to secrete prolactin. These
drugs include the major tranquilizers trifluoperazine (Stelazine) and
haloperidol (Haldol); metoclopramide (Reglan), used to treat
gastroesophageal reflux and the nausea caused by certain cancer drugs; and
less often, alpha methyldopa and reserpine, used to control hypertension.
(Source: excerpt from Prolactinoma: NIDDK)
About medication causes:
Another misdiagnosis possibility is that a particular medication or
substance may be the real cause of the disease.
Certain medications, chemicals, toxins or substances
may possibly be underlying causes of Prolactinoma.
Side effects of medications, or exposure
to toxins, chemicals, or other substances may cause a symptom or condition.
Hence, they become possible underlying causes of Prolactinoma
but are often misdiagnosed or overlooked as a cause.
For a general overview of this misdiagnosis issue,
see Medication Underlying Cause Misdiagnosis.
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