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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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Currently on Lexapro 20 mg for five days (tapering off) and now increasing my remeron to 30 mg from 15. I also take one 7.5 vicodin for mouth pain each day. Am i at risk for serotonin syndrome?

Here is the : Interesting thing about sertotinergic syndrome- although it usually occurs with high doses of medications that increase serotonin level, there are some people who develop it at relatively low doses after a brief period of treatment. ...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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Is serotonin syndrome something to be concerned about?

YES: Serotonin syndrome is a medical emergency if you have symptoms. There are many medications that increase serotonin in your body, but there is no hard and fast rule on how many and how much is too much. This is why we advise pts of the symptoms so we can stop some medications if needed. ...Read more

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I think I am suffering from serotonin syndrome. What are the symptoms and what should I do?

I think I am suffering from serotonin syndrome. What are the symptoms and what should I do?

Serotonin syndrome: Symptoms occur within minutes to hours, and may include: Agitation or restlessness Diarrhea Fast heartbeat and high blood pressure Hallucinations Increased body temperature Loss of coordination Nausea Overactive reflexes Rapid changes in blood pressure Vomiting Get to the hospital please if you're at risk. Ref: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007272.htm ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of serotonin syndrome?

See link: Agitation, confusion, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, dilated pupils, sweating, diarrhea, muscle twitching, shivering, goose bumps. See link for more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/serotonin-syndrome/ds00860/dsection=symptoms. ...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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Serotonin (Definition)

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