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What medications would cause high levels of prolactin?

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Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan

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Posted on Thu, 9 Apr 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: What medications would cause high levels of prolactin, that is a lactogen hormone.
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Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
List given below

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thanks for using HCM.
There are many medications which can increase the prolactin levels.
Some of them are antipsychotics, antidepressants, prokinetics like metaclopromide, domperidone, antihypertensives like alpha methyl dopa, and anti-ulcer medications like cimetidine and ranitidine.

I hope that answers your query.
Let me know if you have any more questions.
Regards,
Dr.Barani
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 1 hour later
what exactly is lactogen though, or what would contain something like this?
Also what affect could young teenage pregnancy have on the body?
Do drugs make someone less fertile?
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Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Causes milk secretion

Detailed Answer:
If you are asking about prolactin, it is a hormone that helps in milk secretion.
Regarding the effect of teenage pregnancy, it can have effects both on the mother and the baby.
It can cause high blood pressure which in turn can cause excess loss of protein in the urine and swelling of the body.

There may be preterm delivery and the baby may be under developed.

Which drugs do you want to know whether can make someone less fertile?

Regards,
Dr.Barani
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 20 minutes later
Well see I asked the previous question as well, because this is what a doctor told me in response to me remembering secretion from breast, but no memory of being pregnant? I asked her how can no real memory occur. She answered that prolactin medications could cause such an instance with regards to lactogen. If an infection were the supposed cause then why would aims at lactacting breast still be her answer?
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Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Clarification needed

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I am not able to understand your question.
Can you please explain your question?

Regards,
Dr.Barani
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 4 days later
I am wondering what lactogen is exactly and how does it coincide with prolactin?
How does prolactin relate to lactogen for people?
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Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Prolactin causes lactogenesis

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Prolactin is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain.
It has multiple actions. Prolactin stimulates the mammary gland to produce milk (the process of lactogenesis).

Let me know if you have any more questions.
Regards,
Dr.Barani
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Follow up: Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 16 minutes later
Wouldn't this lactogensis only be possible by pregnancy, or is it really possible for prolactin medications also to stimulate milk production without pregnancy?
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Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is possible without pregnancy also

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Milk secretion is possible without pregnancy also.
As mentioned in one of my earlier posts, certain medications increase the prolactin secretion which can result in lactogenesis without being pregnant.
Prolactin secretin tumor can also cause lactogenesis without pregnancy.

Regards,
Dr.Barani
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 37 minutes later
Thanks for shedding some more insight. I've been trying to grasp multiple explanations.
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Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Welcome.
You could have given the feedback/review after you got all these answers.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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