Last update Nov. 1, 2012


High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives). Read the Comment.

It is a Prolactin-inhibitor and Dopamine-D2-receptor selective agonist drug used on patients with hyperprolactinemia who are not responsive to Bromocriptine. There has been released reports on prolonged breastfeeding by mothers affected of prolactinoma or hyperprolactinemia, some of them were receiving treatment with Prolactin-inhibiting drugs.


We do not have alternatives for Quinagolide.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.


Quinagolide belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Quinagolide in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. Alta - Hig %
Molecular weight 396 daltons
Protein Binding 90 %
Tmax 2 hours
T1/2 17 hours


  1. [No authors listed] Do not use drugs to prevent onset of lactation. Relieve the discomfort and wait. Prescrire Int. 2013 Abstract

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