Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Elevated Prolactin Home Care

Home care for hyperprolactinemia may include:

  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
  • Avoid stimulation of the nipples or skin on the breasts.
  • Learn everything you can about hyperprolactinemia:
    • The more you know about your condition, the easier it will be to participate with your doctor in making treatment decisions.
    • Ask your doctor about good sources for information.
    • Write down questions to ask your doctor.

Elevated Prolactin Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have hyperpituitarism and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Elevated Prolactin References
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  2. Verhelst J, Abs R. Hyperprolactinemia: pathophysiology and management. Treat Endocrinol. 2003;2(1):23-32. [15871552]
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