Prolactin and alternative medicines: a word of caution

Kannan, Subramanian; Mahadevan, Shriraam; Sathya, Anjali; Sriram, Usha
July 2008
Tropical Doctor;Jul2008, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p195
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 15-year old boy who was referred to the endocrine clinic due to delayed puberty. He has no background history of history of chronic systemic illness or medications, nor clinicla features of hypothyroidism. The article discusses the need for a detailed history of drugs taken by patients with hyperprolactinaemia. It notes that most of the drugs that cause hyperprolactinaemia antagonize dopamine or reduce the release of dopamine.


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