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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Any tests for serotonin syndrome?

Clinical diagnosis : Clinical diagnosis should be more than enough and it is quite clear if someone has a history and the doses took, matching with clinical signs, anytesting will not be relevat a sit gets metabolised in 5hiaa, found in urine nondiagnostic for ss. ...Read more

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How is serotonin syndrome treated?

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How is serotonin syndrome treated?

Serotonin syndrome: Overactivation due to excess serotonin. See diagram. Treatment is emergency intervention if severe, and discontinuing the medication if less severe. Some medications used are Muscle relaxants, serotonin blockers such as Periactin, (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) Oxygen & intravenous fluids. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of serotonin syndrome?

Serotonin syndrome: is characterized by neuromuscular, autonomic, and neuropsychiatric (cognitive and behavioral) abnormalities. Restless feeling, continuous muscle spasms, confusion and disorientation. Some may progress to cardiac arrest, seizures, coma or multiple organ failure. It is a life-threatening medical emergency and call 911 is a must! ...Read more

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Could you explain serotonin syndrome to me?

Life: Threatening drug reaction to too much serotonin from one or several drug interactions, can cause neurological and cognitive symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die of serotonin syndrome?

Yes, if severe: Severity of serotonin syndrome can very from mild to fatal. If significant symptoms are present, that can constitute a potential emergency, and should be evaluated in an er. ...Read more

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What medacations help with serotonin syndrome?

See your Dr: The Dr who prescribed the medications that resulted in developing this condition must be involved in the resolution. If that's not possible - find another quickly or go to Urgent Care or an ER. You can not fix this yourself. Best wishes! ...Read more

Serotonin (Definition)

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