The aim was to formulate practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hyperprolactinemia.
Testing for hyperprolactinemia is straightforward, owing to the ease of ordering a serum prolactin measurement. Accordingly, an evidence-based, cost-effective approach to management of this relatively common endocrine disorder is required.
Practice guidelines are presented for diagnosis and treatment of patients with elevated prolactin levels.
evidence-based approaches to assessing the cause of hyperprolactinemia,
treating drug-induced hyperprolactinemia,
and managing prolactinomas in nonpregnant and pregnant subjects.
Indications and side effects of therapeutic agents for treating prolactinomas are also presented.