A possible effect of amisulpride on a prolactinoma growth in a woman with borderline personality disorder

Pharmacological Research : the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Nader Perroud, Philippe Huguelet


The authors report the case of a woman with borderline personality disorder who developed a prolactinoma probably induced by amisulpride. This patient was treated with 300 mg of amisulpride per day for a delirium. Her brain MRI was normal. Four months later this patient developed a micro-adenoma (5mm) on the right side of the pituitary gland with amenorrhea and galactorrhea. Amisulpride treatment was withdrawn and replaced by a treatment of quetiapine 100 mg day(-1). The hyperprolactinemia symptoms disappeared. This report shows that the short-term use of amisulpride treatment was linked to an elevation in the PRL level with a possible induction of a pituitary adenoma.


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