A case of galactorrhea during paroxetine treatment

Int J Psychiatry Med. 2016 Apr;51(3):302-5. doi: 10.1177/0091217416651257.


Paroxetine is one of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant drugs. Galactorrhea can be seen during antidepressant treatments. There are a few reports in literature on paroxetine use and related prolactin level changes. We present a case that was receiving paroxetine in whom despite low blood levels of the drug, hyperprolactinemia, and galactorrhea was found. We present a case that was receiving paroxetine despite low drug blood levels, hyperprolactinemia, and galactorrhea was found in this article.

Keywords: galactorrhea; generalized anxiety disorder; hyperprolactinemia; paroxetine; serotonin.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Galactorrhea / blood
  • Galactorrhea / chemically induced*
  • Humans
  • Hyperprolactinemia / blood
  • Hyperprolactinemia / chemically induced*
  • Paroxetine / adverse effects*
  • Paroxetine / therapeutic use
  • Prolactin / blood
  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors / adverse effects*
  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors / therapeutic use


  • Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
  • Paroxetine
  • Prolactin