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Any proof that says having citalopram can cause Amenorrhea?

Is there any data supporting the statement that taking citalopram can cause Amenorrhea?
Asked On : Mon, 12 Mar 2012
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It is a medical fact and you can see the Internet for the detailed information.
Medications can cause amenorrhea, primarily through hyperprolactinemia—although other mechanisms may be involved.Prolactin suppresses hypothalamic luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) production, leading to decreased follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), thus reducing circulating estrogen.

 All selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like Citalopram but except sertraline are associated with hyperprolactinemia and can lead to amenorrhea in some patients.
Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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