The patient was started on a pharmaceutical dopamine agonist called cabergoline, to reduce the prolactin, and was told to discontinue the use of vitex to avoid complications.
CONCLUSION: A prolactinoma tumor of the pituitary can be treated with a pharmaceutical drugs or by herbal Vitex agnus castus. Both act as dopamine agonists and can reduce the production of prolactin and shrink the tumor.
NOTE: Other dopamine agonists include phenylalanine and tyrosine. Vitex, also called chasteberry, is used for acne. Read more about the ability of vitex to reduce prolactin levels.
Boswellin reduces prolactin levels by acting as a 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor.
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