Biomedical Research

- Biomedical Research (2012) Volume 23, Issue 2

Osteopenia by Risperidone-Induced Hyperprolactinemia: A Case Report

The prolonged use of antipsychotic drugs prolactin-raising such as risperidone and amisulpiride causes hyperprolactinemia with subsequent hypoestrogenism and bone demineralization. When therapy begins at a young age, especially in young women, and continued over time, the possibility of causing osteoporosis is definitely increased. In the present paper, we report a clinical case of osteopenia, in a young woman, induced by hyperprolactinemia because of a prolonged use of risperidone

Author(s): Walter Milano, Michele De Rosa, Luca Milano, Claudio Petrella, Andrea Ingenito, Anna Capasso

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