Dose-dependent galactorrhea with quetiapine

Indian J Psychiatry. 2010 Oct;52(4):371-2. doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.74315.


Quetiapine is an atypical antipsychotic agent with minimal propensity to induce hyperprolactinemia in standard therapeutic dosages. Despite that quetiapine is considered to be a prolactin-sparing atypical antipsychotic, hyperprolactinemia with related side effects may rarely be encountered in susceptible individuals. We report a case of quetiapine-induced hyperprolactinemia and galactorrhea in an adult female, which was dose-dependent.

Keywords: Galactorrhea; hyperprolactinemia; quetiapine.