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What are the side effects of prolactinoma treatment?

Prolactinoma is commonly treated with medications, which may cause significant side effects. Prolactinoma medications are usually dopamine agonists, including bromocriptine and cabergoline. When these drugs are taken by people with prolactinoma, they help lower the levels of prolactin in the body and may help shrink the tumor. However, these drugs may have severe side effects including dizziness and nausea. Because of this, it's important that these medications be started slowly, with gradually increasing doses as time goes on. If you have concerns about side effects, talk to your doctor.

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