Prolactin levels and adverse events in patients treated with risperidone.

  title={Prolactin levels and adverse events in patients treated with risperidone.},
  author={David L. Kleinberg and John M Davis and Roland De Coster and Bart van Baelen and Martin Brecher},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychopharmacology},
  volume={19 1},
Hyperprolactinemia is a common clinical disorder that may lead to sexual dysfunction or galactorrhea. It may arise from a variety of etiologies, including the use of antipsychotic agents, presumably because of a dopamine receptor blockade. This analysis was designed to characterize the relationship between risperidone, serum prolactin levels, and possible clinical sequelae. All data from randomized, double-blind studies of risperidone in patients with chronic schizophrenia were analyzed. The… CONTINUE READING