Hyperprolactinemia

Hyperprolactinemia

Q. 1

Investigation of choice in hyperprolactinemia is which of the following?

 A

CT brain

 B

MRI brain

 C

Prolactin estimation

 D

CH estimation

Q. 1

Investigation of choice in hyperprolactinemia is which of the following?

 A

CT brain

 B

MRI brain

 C

Prolactin estimation

 D

CH estimation

Ans. C

Explanation:

The diagnosis of hyperprolactinemia is made by estimation of fasting morning prolactin.


Q. 2

Hyperprolactinemia is a side effect of-

 A

Bromocriptine

 B

Levodopa

 C

Amantadine

 D

Metoclopramide

Q. 2

Hyperprolactinemia is a side effect of-

 A

Bromocriptine

 B

Levodopa

 C

Amantadine

 D

Metoclopramide

Ans. D

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘d’ i.e., Metoclopramide


Q. 3

All are causes of hyperprolactinemia, except

 A

Bromocriptine

 B

Phenothiazine

 C

Methyldopa

 D

Metoclopramide

Q. 3

All are causes of hyperprolactinemia, except

 A

Bromocriptine

 B

Phenothiazine

 C

Methyldopa

 D

Metoclopramide

Ans. A

Explanation:

Answer is A (Bromocriptine):

Bromocriptine is a potent dopamine agonist. It decreases prolactin release from pituitary by activating inhibitory dopaminergic receptors on lactotrope cells, a strong anti-galactopoietics action.

All others are known to cause increased Prolactin.

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