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Are there other treatment options besides cabergoline for prolactinomas?

Bromocriptine: Bromocriptine. If side effects intolerable, trans-sphenoidal surgical resection still an option. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Prolactinoma 2, 5*2, 3 no vision problem good testo cabergoline treatment go for surgery or wait? Treatment period 5yrs

Prolactinoma 2, 5*2, 3 no vision problem good testo cabergoline treatment go for surgery or wait? Treatment period 5yrs

Meds OK: I don't understand the 2, 5*2, 3? But if it's a prolactinoma, it should be treated first with medications (cabergoline or bromocriptine) before thinking about surgery, especially when it's causing no vision problems. ...Read more

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How long does it take before cabergoline starts to shrink my macro prolactinoma? Thanks

How long does it take before cabergoline starts to shrink my macro prolactinoma? Thanks

It varies: This drug blocks the secretion of prolactin and causes the cells to shrink or involute. The tumor will shrink as the cells get smaller but it can take several months. Serial imagining studies can demonstrate the shrinkage. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a macro prolactinoma to completely shrink away due to cabergoline, or do they always require surgury in the end? Thanks

It can: Prolactinoma should be treated with medication first, not surgery. Frequently it can be controlled on the medication and never requires surgery. Keep close contact with your physician and do the followup as suggested. ...Read more

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Are there other medications to treat a prolactinoma other than cabergoline or bromocriptin? I've heard side effects are awful.

Are there other medications to treat a prolactinoma other than cabergoline or bromocriptin?  I've heard side effects are awful.

I'd give them a try: Everyone responds differently so if give them a try (they r the only meds available in usa), because so far all of my patients have tolerated them quite well. Slow dose up titration may help you. Most common side effect is constipation. May increase obsessive compulsive tendencies, so watch for that too. ...Read more

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I was taking bromocriptine for prolactinoma and then switched to cabergoline...but know im experiencing urges that I didnt have before..driving fast.

Urges: Time to see your doctor and see more precisely what your condition is. You certainly don't want to have those symptoms and for sure you should not drive too fast. ...Read more

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