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A long-acting repeatable form of bromocriptine as long-term treatment of prolactin-secreting macroadenomas: a multicenter study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1730334     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and tolerability of monthly injections of the long-acting repeatable bromocriptine in patients with macroprolactinomas. DESIGN: Open and prospective trial. SETTING: This multicenter trial was carried out in seven university hospitals. PATIENTS: Forty-two patients with prolactin (PRL)-secreting macroadenomas. INTERVENTIONS: Fifty to 200 mg of the drug were administered intragluteally every 28 days for 6 to 24 months. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The efficacy was assessed by repetitive plasma PRL measurements, visual field determinations, and computed tomography scan examinations. RESULTS: After the first 50-mg injection, the mean percentage decrease of PRL levels was 71% from baseline on day 14; between days 1 and 28, PRL levels were suppressed to normal in nine cases, and a clear tumor shrinkage was documented in 21% of the patients. Normalization of PRL secretion was obtained in 62%, and a clear-cut reduction in tumor size in 50% of the patients after 6 months of treatment. CONCLUSIONS: The long-acting repeatable form of bromocriptine was a well tolerated and quickly effective treatment in most of these patients with macroprolactinomas.
T Brue; I Lancranjan; J P Louvet; D Dewailly; P Roger; P Jaquet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0015-0282     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-18     Completed Date:  1992-02-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Nord, Marseille, France.
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MeSH Terms
Adenoma / drug therapy*,  secretion,  surgery
Bromocriptine / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Delayed-Action Preparations
Drug Administration Schedule
Follow-Up Studies
Galactorrhea / drug therapy,  etiology
Infertility, Female / etiology
Injections, Intramuscular
Menstrual Cycle
Pituitary Neoplasms / drug therapy*,  secretion,  surgery
Prolactin / blood,  secretion*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Delayed-Action Preparations; 25614-03-3/Bromocriptine; 9002-62-4/Prolactin

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