Olanzapine induced hyperprolactinemia


  • Veena Nayak Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  • Virupaksha Devaramane Psychiatrist, Dr. A.V. Baliga Memorial Hospital, Udupi, Karnataka, India
  • Deepak Mallya Psychiatrist, Dr. A.V. Baliga Memorial Hospital, Udupi, Karnataka, India
  • Panambur V. Bhandary Psychiatrist, Dr. A.V. Baliga Memorial Hospital, Udupi, Karnataka, India


Olanzapine, Atypical antipsychotic, Hyperprolactinemia


Olanzapine, a second generation antipsychotic is widely used for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Though olanzapine is an efficacious antipsychotic it has been associated with many adverse effects like weight gain, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, etc necessitating its discontinuation. Here, we present two cases of hyperprolactinemia induced by olanzapine.


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How to Cite

Nayak, V., Devaramane, V., Mallya, D., & Bhandary, P. V. (2017). Olanzapine induced hyperprolactinemia. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 2(6), 836–837. Retrieved from https://www.ijbcp.com/index.php/ijbcp/article/view/1379