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Can a person have serotonin syndrome after taking an ssri pill twice?

Can a person have serotonin syndrome after taking an ssri pill twice?

Not very likely: Ssri's are fairly safe medications. While it is never a good idea to take more medication than has been prescribed to you, you should be ok if you accidentally took two pills in the same day. If you feel feverish, are nauseated or are vomiting, go to the emergency room. Fevers in serotonin syndrome are quite high, and they are usually accompanied by delirium and confusion - so it is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Serotonin Syndrome (Definition)

Complex as can be grouped with neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Characterized by hyperthermia, muscle rigidity, altered mental status, usually associated with medicines that block or deplete dopamine, such as most anti-psychotics, and ssri antidepressants. May be precipitated by fever, infection, high environmental temperatures. Can be life ...Read more


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Can you got serotonin syndrome from a ssri?

Can you got serotonin syndrome from a ssri?

Yes, but uncommon: You can get serotonin syndrome. With flushing, fever, rapid heart rate, blood pressure elevation, etc from ssris, but it is very uncommon with these drugs in the normal doses that are given. It can occur however, if you are taking another drug that boosts serotonin along with the ssri, which is why its important to keep you doctor posted on all meds changed or added including over the counter. ...Read more

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Can you take inositol and L-theanine with and SSRI? Is there a risk of serotonin syndrome?

Can you take inositol and L-theanine with and SSRI? Is there a risk of serotonin syndrome?

No: L-theanine raise dopamine and gaba in the brain not serotonin. Taking Zoloft and Lexapro (escitalopram) together can cause serotonin syndrome. I see you are taking Zoloft and Lexapro (escitalopram) together. Consult to your prescriber if you are taking these two medications i mean Zoloft and Lexapro (escitalopram) together. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix Flaxseed Oil and SSRI/SNRI? Regarding serotonin syndrome.

Is it safe to mix Flaxseed Oil and SSRI/SNRI? Regarding serotonin syndrome.

Safe at usual levels: The daily nutritional requirement for L-tryptophan (Trp) is modest (5 mg/kg). ... In rare cases, the "serotonin syndrome" occurs, the result of too much serotonin stimulation when Trp is combined with serotonin drugs. Symptoms include delirium, myoclonus, hyperthermia, and coma. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23077193 ...Read more

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What can I take for a cold while on Effexor (venlafaxine) and Paxil? I see information about some medicines causing Serotonin Syndrome when taken with SSRIs.

What can I take for a cold while on Effexor (venlafaxine) and Paxil?  I see information about some medicines causing Serotonin Syndrome when taken with SSRIs.

Avoid some mixtures: OTC cold remedies that contain dextromethorphan are ones to avoid due to the serotonin syndrome threat. There are many you can choose and your pharmacist can guide you. I hope you feel better real soon! ...Read more

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Changed ssri dose a week ago. Nauseous, tremor, low grade fever, feeling kind of out of it. Had serotonin syndrome before. Could this be that again?

Yes, serotonin syn: If can be if you had it before. It could also be a cold. Serotonin syndrome is unlikely if the med dose is in the recommended range unless you are on other meds that interact or have a metabolism problem. There is genomic testing that i'd advise to see if you have a metabolic problem that might guide dosage and med. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ssri antidepressant(luvox) together with cat's claw since this contains alkaloids?Wont i make serotonin syndrome or somwthing else?

No: My sources do not report any interaction, but it is always important to report all substances you are taking to your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed a ssri anti-depressant citalopram - terrfied of getting serotonin syndrome so wont take them! alternatives? I have asthma.

SSRI: The risk of serotonin syndrome is extremely small but if this is a concern for you, then you can seek other alternative treatment for depression or anxiety, such as seeing a counselor or mental health worker. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Ssri (Definition)

A class of drugs, such as fluoxetine or sertraline, that inhibit the uptake of serotonin and are primarily used in the treatment of depression ...Read more


Serotonin (Definition)

Serotonin is a chemical derived from the Amino Acid tryptophan and acts as a neurotransmitter (communicating ...Read more