Prolactin and growth hormone dynamics in epileptic patients receiving phenytoin.

@article{Elwes1985ProlactinAG,
  title={Prolactin and growth hormone dynamics in epileptic patients receiving phenytoin.},
  author={R. D. C. Elwes and C I Dellaportas and Edward H. Reynolds and William Robinson and W R Butt and Dennis London},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={1985},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={263-70}
}
Resting growth hormone and prolactin levels and dynamic responses to bromocriptine and metoclopramide have been measured in epileptic patients before treatment, and compared with a matched group taking phenytoin alone. Mean resting levels of prolactin were higher in patients taking phenytoin (untreated patients 204 mU/l, phenytoin treated patients 302 mU/l), but dynamic responses to metoclopramide and bromocriptine were unaffected. Mean resting levels of growth hormone were also higher in… CONTINUE READING