Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
Vol. 12, No. 10, 2014, pp. 713-716
Bioline Code: rm14099
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 10, 2014, pp. 713-716
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Treatment results of high dose cabergoline as an adjuvant therapy in six patients with established severe ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome|
Saharkhiz, Nasrin; Sene, Azadeh Akbari; Salehpour, Saghar; Tamimi, Maryam; Farahani, Masoumeh Vasheghani & Sheibani, Kourosh
Background: The beneficial role of cabergoline as a prophylactic agent to prevent ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS) among high-risk patients has been demonstrated in previous studies. But data for its role as a treatment for established severe OHSS is still limited. We represent the treatment results of high dose oral cabergoline in management of six patients after the syndrome is established.
Case: High-dose oral cabergoline (1 mg daily for eight days) was prescribed as an adjuvant to symptomatic treatment for six hospitalized patients with established severe OHSS following infertility treatment cycles. In two cases OHSS resolved rapidly despite the occurrence of ongoing pregnancy.
Conclusion: Considering the treatment outcomes of our patients, high dose cabergoline did not eliminate the need for traditional treatments, but it was a relatively effective and safe therapy in management of established severe OHSS, and prevented the increase in its severity following the occurrence of pregnancy.
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome; Cabergoline; Paracentesis; Ovulation induction; In vitro fertilization
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