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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 127-128

Fluvoxamine-induced reversible euprolactinemic galactorrhea in a case of obsessive-compulsive disorder


1 Department of Psychiatry, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Bombay Drug Deaddiction Center, Seth GS Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Chetan Dilip Vispute
Department of Psychiatry, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai - 410 209, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/aip.aip_18_17

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Fluvoxamine is one of the commonly used selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors(SSRIs) as a first-line treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD). Galactorrhea is a rarely observed adverse effect of SSRIs occurring through complex interactions between serotonergic and dopaminergic systems of brain. We report a case of fluvoxamine-induced reversible euprolactinemic galactorrhea in a 39-year-old woman after initiation of fluvoxamine for OCD. The patient's galactorrhea resolved on discontinuation of fluvoxamine.


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