Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 31–33 | Cite as

Risperidone-Induced Galactorrhea Associated with a Prolactin Elevation

  • Anand Popli
  • Sanjay Gupta
  • Sunil R. Rangwani


We report on the occurrence of galactorrhea associated with a prolactin elevation within weeks of treatment with risperidone. One of our patients was switched to a typical antipsychotic, with an improvement in the galactorrhea. The other patient was continued on risperidone due to a robust response, while her galactorrhea was partially treated with bromocriptine. The mechanism of prolactin elevation with risperidone is unclear. These cases suggest the need for further studies.

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© American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anand Popli
    • 1
  • Sanjay Gupta
    • 2
  • Sunil R. Rangwani
    • 3
  1. 1.Porter Starke Counseling Centers & Porter Memorial HospitalValparaiso
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryOlean General Hospital West, and Research & Education Division of Psychiatric Network, Olean, and Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Health Science Center at SyracuseSyracuse
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryGratiot Community HospitalAlma

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