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Int J Psychiatry Med. 2007;37(3):275-8.

A case with euprolactinemic galactorrhea induced by escitalopram.

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Isparta Military Hospital, Psychiatry Service, Turkey. mgulsun@gmail.com

Abstract

Endocrine and reproductive side effects of serotonergic antidepressants are uncommon and galactorrhea is only rarely mentioned among SSRI-related side effects. Perhaps through suppression of dopamine neurotransmission releasing prolactin from tonic inhibitor control of dopamine, serotonin-enhancing antidepressants may result in a rise in prolactin levels. However, we here describe a case of euprolactinemic galactorrhea induced by the SSRI escitalopram and discuss potential mechanisms of action.

PMID:
18314855
DOI:
10.2190/PM.37.3.d
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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