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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 396-398

Iloperidone-induced Galactorrhea in a Middle-aged Female

1 Department of Psychiatry, N R S Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and J.N.M. Hospital, WBUHS, Kalyani, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Medicine, N R S Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Kaustav Chakraborty
Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and J.N.M. Hospital, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.108233

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Iloperidone, a piperidinyl-benzisoxazole derivative, is structurally related to risperidone and approved for treatment in acute stage of schizophrenia. Iloperidone is usually considered as a prolactin sparing atypical antipsychotic thereby offering treatment advantage. We aim to present the first reported case of iloperidone-induced hyperprolactinemic galactorrhea in a middle-aged female. A middle-aged female with the diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia was treated with iloperidone up to a dosage of 8 mg/day. Three months after starting the medicine, patient developed galactorrhea for which no other medical cause could be ascertained except for increased prolactin level. Iloperidone was stopped and aripiprazole was initiated with which galactorrhea subsided and prolactin level returned to normal. Index case report amply demonstrates that Iloperidone can cause hyperprolactinemic galactorrhea even at low dosage and after considerable period into the treatment.

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