Methylxanthines cause a decrease of prolactin plasma levels in healthy non‐pregnant women

M. Casas, S. Ferre, J. Rodriguez, F. Jane

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Abstract

The effect of different doses of caffeine and theophylline (2, 4 and 8 mg/kg p.o.) on prolactin plasma levels in volunteer non‐pregnant women has been analysed. The study of basal serum prolactin levels demonstrated great interindividual variation with a good reproducibility of the basal prolactin pattern for all subjects. We found a slight but significant decrease in prolactin levels following xanthine administration. The possible dopaminergic agonism of xanthines and the consequent social implications are discussed. Copyright © 1989 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-39
JournalHuman Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989

Keywords

  • dopamine receptors
  • methylxanthines
  • non‐pregnant women
  • Prolactin

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