Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00004696
Title: Prevalence of amenorrhea in patients with psychosis on risperidone: A cross-sectional study
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Menstrual disturbance is a common side effect of antipsychotic use. The aim of the study is to calculate the prevalence of amenorrhea in patients with psychosis on risperidone in a tertiary care hospital of South India and compare with national and international values. Methodology: Patients between 18 and 45 years on risperidone for the treatment of psychosis diagnosed according to ICD-10, diagnostic criteria for research were included in the study. Patients with organic psychosis and gynecological problems were excluded from the study. A total of 59 patients were recruited for the study by on the basis of consecutive sampling. Results: Twenty-three (38.9%) of the 59 patients were diagnosed of amenorrhea with the majority on doses 4 mg and above. Discussion: The above results were corresponding to the values of previous studies. The study depicts the magnitude of amenorrhea as an adverse effect of risperidone in a relatively homogenous population.

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    Avin Muthuramalingam, Arun Seetharaman, Vigneshvar Chandrasekaran*

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    Department of Psychiatry, Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India (Affiliated to Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)

    *Corresponding author: Vigneshvar Chandrasekaran, Department of Psychiatry, Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India (Affiliated to Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India).

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    Avin Muthuramalingam, Arun Seetharaman, Vigneshvar Chandrasekaran*

    Title:Prevalence of amenorrhea in patients with psychosis on risperidone: A cross-sectional study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (3331-3332)
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    Methodology:Prevalence , Amenorrhea, Hyperprolactinemia, Psychosis, A cross-sectional study
    Research Materials:Patients between 18 and 45 years

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Amenorrhea Hyperprolactinemia Psychosis

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