A RARE INSTANCE OF LEVOSULPIRIDE–INDUCED GALACTORRHOEA


Raghavendra Rao, Rama Bhat, Navin Patil, Lavanya Bhushan, A. Avinash, Sushil Kiran Kunder

Abstract


Antipsychotics are well known to affect prolactin secretion, resulting in hyperprolactinemia and its consequent manifestations like amenorrhoea, galactorrhoea, gynaecomastia, etc. Levosulpiride is a novel antipsychotic drug with additional antidepressant, antiemetic and antidyspeptic actions. The authors report a case of levosulpiride-induced hyperprolactinemia, presenting as galactorrhoea in a female patient with dyspepsia at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, in South India.

Keywords: Hyperprolactinemia, Prolactin, Dyspepsia, Antipsychotic, Dopamine


Keywords


Hyperprolactinemia; Prolactin; Antipsychotic

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Title

A RARE INSTANCE OF LEVOSULPIRIDE–INDUCED GALACTORRHOEA

Keywords

Hyperprolactinemia; Prolactin; Antipsychotic

Date

01-04-2016

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Journal

International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol 8, Issue 4, 2016 Page: 398-399

Online ISSN

0975-1491

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Authors & Affiliations

Raghavendra Rao

Rama Bhat

Navin Patil
Dept. of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

Lavanya Bhushan

A. Avinash

Sushil Kiran Kunder


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