Quinagolide is a medication used for the treatment of hyperprolactinaemia (an overactive pituitary gland producing excess breast milk).
Non-hormonal contraception must be used while taking this medication as it must not be used in pregnancy, nor if suffering from kidney or liver disease. Use with caution with a history of psychotic disorders. Patients must check their blood pressure regularly.
Side effects may include nausea, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, tiredness, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, swelling of tissue, nasal congestion, low blood pressure and psychotic reactions.
(Last modified: 27th Oct 2014)