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Postpartum psychosis induced by bromocriptine and pseudoephedrine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9267376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bromocriptine is an ergot-derived dopamine agonist sometimes used for postpartum suppression of lactation. On rare occasions (a total of seven previous reports in the literature), use of the medication has been associated with psychotic symptomatology in postpartum patients. This case report describes a 19-year-old postpartum woman who developed severe psychotic symptoms while taking low doses of bromocriptine and pseudoephedrine. The use of bromocriptine for suppression of lactation is controversial. If prescribed for postpartum patients, bromocriptine alone or in combination with sympathomimetic drugs should be used only with caution.
R R Reeves; H B Pinkofsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-08     Completed Date:  1997-09-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  164-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, LA 71101-4295, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bromocriptine / adverse effects*
Drug Interactions
Ephedrine / adverse effects*
Hormone Antagonists / adverse effects*
Infant, Newborn
Psychoses, Substance-Induced / etiology*
Puerperal Disorders / chemically induced*
Sympathomimetics / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hormone Antagonists; 0/Sympathomimetics; 25614-03-3/Bromocriptine; 299-42-3/Ephedrine

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