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Can metoclopramide cause hirsutism?And how, what happens?Can you confirm by any test? What treatment to be well again, treat hirsutism caused by med?

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Dr. Norman Levine
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In brief: Metoclopramide

Yes, Metoclopramide (reglan) may be associated with hirsutism, which is defined as increased hair in women in the areas normally occurring in men (e.
g. Beard). This may be related to the fact that Metoclopramide blocks the brain chemical, Dopamine which results in increased prolactin, which is a hormone secreted from the pituitary gland. Prolactin does cause hirsutism.

In brief: Metoclopramide

Yes, Metoclopramide (reglan) may be associated with hirsutism, which is defined as increased hair in women in the areas normally occurring in men (e.
g. Beard). This may be related to the fact that Metoclopramide blocks the brain chemical, Dopamine which results in increased prolactin, which is a hormone secreted from the pituitary gland. Prolactin does cause hirsutism.
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