Antidepressants & Prolactin
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Q:  Antidepressants & Prolactin


My daughter was diagnosed with Bipolar III at age 10.  I didn't put her on meds until age 13.  She is now 20 yrs old and had a baby dec 2004.  She did not nurse the baby but has been lactating the past eight months.  After finally doing a blood test she was told today her Prolactin was extremely high and she could have a brain tumor.  After doing some research I found data that said antidepressents could be related as to the cause of the high prolactin level.  What I could find was a list of antidepressents that might be associated with it.  So I am asking what are some of the antidepressents that can cause a high level of Prolactin.

Sincerely,


Dear Ms. M' -- 
Yes, antidepressants have been associated with increased prolactin.  Here's a current review article in case you need to point to some evidence:
Molitch
Dr. P'



Published October, 2005
 

 

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