The effect on plasma prolactin (PRL) of d-amphetamine (Amph) was studied in normo- and hyperprolactinemic subjects. In normoprolactinemic women Amph failed to lower plasma PRl levels when infused intravenously over 1 h at the dose of 7.5 mg, but induced at the dose of 15.0 mg a modest inhibition of plasma PRL (maximum PRL inhibition 20 ± 4.5% at 45 min). Likewise, in puerperal women Amph at the dose of 7.5 mg did not decrease significantly plasma PRL levels but it was active in this respect (maximum inhibition 37 ± 10% at 120 min) at the dose of 15.0 mg. In subjects with presumptive evidence of a PRL-secreting adenoma, Amph at either the 7.5 mg or the 15.0 mg dose failed to alter baseline PRL levels. These results indicate that Amph is a poor PRl suppressor in either normo- or hyperprolactinemic subjects. It is proposed that this may be due to the drug's ability to effect release of dopamine mainly from a non-granular pool of the amine.

Prolactin lowering effect of amphetamine in normoprolactinemic subjects and in physiological and pathological hyperprolactinemia / V. De Leo, S.G. Cella, F. Camanni, A.R. Genazzani, E.E. Müller. - In: HORMONE AND METABOLIC RESEARCH. - ISSN 0018-5043. - 15:9(1983), pp. 439-443.

Prolactin lowering effect of amphetamine in normoprolactinemic subjects and in physiological and pathological hyperprolactinemia

S.G. Cella;E.E. Müller
1983

Abstract

The effect on plasma prolactin (PRL) of d-amphetamine (Amph) was studied in normo- and hyperprolactinemic subjects. In normoprolactinemic women Amph failed to lower plasma PRl levels when infused intravenously over 1 h at the dose of 7.5 mg, but induced at the dose of 15.0 mg a modest inhibition of plasma PRL (maximum PRL inhibition 20 ± 4.5% at 45 min). Likewise, in puerperal women Amph at the dose of 7.5 mg did not decrease significantly plasma PRL levels but it was active in this respect (maximum inhibition 37 ± 10% at 120 min) at the dose of 15.0 mg. In subjects with presumptive evidence of a PRL-secreting adenoma, Amph at either the 7.5 mg or the 15.0 mg dose failed to alter baseline PRL levels. These results indicate that Amph is a poor PRl suppressor in either normo- or hyperprolactinemic subjects. It is proposed that this may be due to the drug's ability to effect release of dopamine mainly from a non-granular pool of the amine.
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