A Prolactinoma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumour of the pituitary
gland that produces a hormone called prolactin. Prolactinomas are the most
common type of pituitary tumour. Symptoms of Prolactdinoma are caused by
hyperprolactinaemia - (too much prolactin in the blood) – or by pressure of the
tumour on surrounding tissues. About 1 in 10 000 people will develop a
Prolactinoma for which a clear cause is not known. Prolactinomas occur in both
sexes, but are more common in women. The tumours are seldom seen in children
and are rarely passed from parants to their children. Prolactinomas are usually
small and rarely grow, although some can become very large.
Dostinex tablets contain cabergoline, a dopamine receptor agonist (a
substance which initiates a physiological response when combined with a
receptor). Dostinex tablets are indicated for the treatment of hyperprolactinaemic
disorders, either idiopathic or due to pituitary adenomas. The safety of
Distinex tablets has been evaluated in many patients with hyperprolactinaemic
disorders. Most adverse events were mild or moderate in severity. (MCH).
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