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Foods To Avoid With Serotonin Syndrome
How long should I wait to begin Prozac (fluoxetine) after taking a single non-repetitive dose of Trazodone to avoid elevated risk of serotonin syndrome?
Ask your doctor: According to your profile, you're pregnant so please check with your OB to make sure both meds are ok to take. Not sure what "non-repetitive" Trazodone dose means. Do you mean "as needed for"? what you don't say. Good you're cautious about taking these meds especially if pregnant. Don't know doses so best to check also with your prescribing doctor if that person isn't your OB. Hope this helps.
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
What is the best way to avoid serotonin syndrome while changing from paroxetine cr to duloxetine? My doc is having trouble finding this info.
A FEW COMMENTS: Seratonin syndrome in my experience is quite rare, and seems to be due to higher doses of meds which affect neurotransmitters. There is no real magic number, and the process is influenced by biological variation and metabolism. But, clearly, if you slowly drop the paroxetine dosage, and initiate the duloxetine at a very low dosage, you can taper off one, and slowly advance the other without risk
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.
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.
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!See 1 more doctor answer
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!
Seratonin: Serotonin is a chemical produced by the body that enables brain cells and other nervous system cells to communicate with one another. Too little serotonin in the brain is thought to play a role in depression. Too much, however, can lead to excessive nerve cell activity, causing a potentially deadly collection of symptoms known as serotonin syndrome. This condition can be life threatening.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Serotonin syndrome: Overactivation due to excess serotonin. See diagram.
Uncommon: Serotonin related medications are generally safe as a class, and serotonin syndrome is very uncommon.
SEROTONIN SYNDROME: Serotonin syndrome happens when medications like ssri like zoloft (sertraline), Celexa are taken along with medications like tramadol. The excess serotonin activity produces a spectrum of specific symptoms including cognitive, autonomic, and somatic effects. The symptoms may range from barely perceptible to fatal.
Challenging: 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 threatening. Treatment quite complex.
Serotonin syndrome: Serotonin enables brain other nervous system cells to communicate with one another. Too little serotonin in the brain is thought to play a role in depression. Too much can lead to excessive nerve cell activity --causing a potentially deadly collection of symptoms called serotonin syndrome. Typical symptoms include: confusion; restlessness; sweating; BP & temperature changes; nausea, vomiting, etc.
NMS?: You might be thing of NMS which can occur with antipsychotic meds
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