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Cancer

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Posted by: | 2018/11/14

Q.

Use of Dositnex

Wife diagnosed with prolactinoma and neurosurgeon suggests usage of dostinex

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Cancer expert
- 2018/11/14

Dear Anonymous

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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