Galactorrhea with metoclopramide use in the neonatal unit

B. Paturi, R. M. Ryan, K. A. Michienzi, Satyanarayana Lakshminrusimha

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Abstract

We report a 32-Jan-month-old infant with trisomy 21 presenting with galactorrhea in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Endocrine work-up showed a high prolactin level (64.4 ng ml-1-normal: 0.5 to 30 ng ml-1). Cessation of therapy with metoclopramide (0.2 mg kg-1 per dose q 6 h) resulted in the resolution of galactorrhea with a decrease in serum prolactin level (20.1 ng ml-1). We present this case to highlight this uncommon side effect of a commonly used medication in the NICU.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-392
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 13 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Galactorrhea
Metoclopramide
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Prolactin
Down Syndrome
Serum
Therapeutics

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Galactorrhea with metoclopramide use in the neonatal unit. / Paturi, B.; Ryan, R. M.; Michienzi, K. A.; Lakshminrusimha, Satyanarayana.

In: Journal of Perinatology, Vol. 29, No. 5, 13.05.2009, p. 391-392.

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Paturi, B. ; Ryan, R. M. ; Michienzi, K. A. ; Lakshminrusimha, Satyanarayana. / Galactorrhea with metoclopramide use in the neonatal unit. In: Journal of Perinatology. 2009 ; Vol. 29, No. 5. pp. 391-392.
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