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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?

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. ...Read more

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Serotonin Syndrome (Definition)

Caused by use of one or more serotonergic medications. Serotonin Syndrome can cause nausea /vomiting /diarrhea, abdominal pain, stiffness or spasm of muscles, fever, shivering, ^ sweating, hallucinations, confusion, restlessness, visual changes, ^ Heart rate, tremor, lack of coordination, seizure, bp changes, dilated pupils, In some rarer cases, coma ...Read more


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What is the best way to avoid serotonin syndrome while changing from paroxetine cr to duloxetine? My doc is having trouble finding this info.

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 ...Read more

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Any tests for serotonin syndrome?

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?

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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How to know if I have serotonin syndrome?

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How to know if I have serotonin syndrome?

Serotonin syndrome: Overactivation due to excess serotonin. See diagram. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have serotonin syndrome?

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How do I know if I have serotonin syndrome?

Serotonin syndrome: Overactivation due to excess serotonin. See diagram. ...Read more

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Could you explain serotonin syndrome to me?

Serotonin Syndrome: Can occur when there is excess serotonin from serotonergic medications. Serotonin Syndrome can cause nausea /vomiting /diarrhea, abdominal pain, stiffness or spasm of muscles, fever, shivering, ^ sweating, hallucinations, confusion, visual changes, ^ Heart rate, tremor, lack of coordination, seizure, bp changes. In some cases, coma or death can occur. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die of serotonin syndrome?

Actually uncommon: Serotonin syndrome gets a lot of mention, but is actually more often a potential problem than a clinical issue. Concerns with certain medications and drug interactions seem to highlight the category. Best you discuss your current and future medications with risks in mind. A conference with your doctor should answer all of your concerns. ...Read more

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What medacations help with serotonin syndrome?

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

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What are the common symptoms of serotonin syndrome?

What are the common symptoms of serotonin syndrome?

Variable: In early-mild forms, it can be subtle, but certainly not in the full-blown syndrome. Increased reflexes and involuntary jerking, high temperature, poor balance, confusion, profuse sweating, increased heart rate and BP, and some would say seizure risk. ...Read more

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What is serotonin syndrome? What does it do to you?

It is a serious side: Effect that can be caused when one or more serotonergic medications is taken. Serotonin Syndrome can cause nausea /vomiting /diarrhea, abdominal pain, stiffness or spasm of muscles,
fever, shivering, ^ sweating, hallucinations, confusion, restlessness, visual changes, ^ Heart rate, tremor, lack of coordination, seizure, bp changes, dilated pupils, In some rarer cases, coma or death can occur. ...Read more

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Is serotonin syndrome something to be concerned about?

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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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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How common is it for somebody to get serotonin syndrome?

Uncommon: Serotonin related medications are generally safe as a class, and serotonin syndrome is very uncommon. ...Read more

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Could you please explain a little about serotonin syndrome?

Serious reaction: With use of 1 or more serotonergic meds. Serotonin Syndrome can cause nausea /vomiting /diarrhea, abdominal pain, stiffness or spasm of muscles,
fever, shivering, ^ sweating, hallucinations, confusion, restlessness, visual changes, ^ Heart rate, tremor, lack of coordination, seizure, bp changes, dilated pupils, In some rarer cases, coma or death can occur. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: serotonin syndrome?

Serious reaction: Caused by use of one or more serotonergic medications. Serotonin Syndrome can cause nausea /vomiting /diarrhea, abdominal pain, stiffness or spasm of muscles,
fever, shivering, ^ sweating, hallucinations, confusion, restlessness, visual changes, ^ Heart rate, tremor, lack of coordination, seizure, bp changes, dilated pupils, In some rarer cases, coma or death can occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of serotonin syndrome and what causes it?

Agree w Dr. Pappas: Serotonin Syndrome may occur from taking 1 or more serotonergic medications. Serotonin Syndrome can cause nausea /vomiting /diarrhea, abdominal pain, stiffness or spasm of muscles,
fever, shivering, ^ sweating, hallucinations, confusion, visual changes, ^ Heart rate, tremor, lack of coordination, seizure, bp changes. In some cases, coma or death can occur. ...Read more

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How high would CK be with serotonin syndrome? How long would it stay elevated?

NMS?: You might be thing of NMS which can occur with antipsychotic meds ...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 caused by a combination of medications?

Serotonin syndrome: Agitation or restlessness
confusion
rapid heart rate and high blood pressure
dilated pupils
loss of muscle coordination or twitching muscles
heavy sweating
diarrhea
headache
shivering
goose bumps

severe serotonin syndrome can be life-threatening. Signs and symptoms include:
high fever
seizures
irregular heartbeat
unconsciousness
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/serotonin-syndrome/ds00860/dsecti. ...Read more

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Terms clarification: what's the difference between serotonin syndrome and anticolirgenic syndrome? How severe can each be?

Sweating.....: With anticholinergic crisis one typically has lack of sweating ("dry as a bone, red as a beet, mad as a hatter, blind as a bat ") With serotonergic syndrome one typically gets profuse sweating in addition to elevated heart rate, increased muscle tone, fever, psychosis. Both can be lethal if there are uncontrolled seizures or cardiovascular collapse. ...Read more

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How long should it take for elevated serotonin levels to return to normal after serotonin syndrome? (its been 3 weeks and still experiencing symptoms)

Serotonin syndrome.: Serotonin syndrome usually associated as an adverse effect of several medications in psychopharmacology can be activated and aggravated through other non clear processes. Your physician should be aware. ...Read more

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Docs, could 50mg of 5htp cause serotonin syndrome?

Serotonin syndrome: This is a rare but possibly life threatening problem that occurs when a serotonin medication or substance is added or dose increased or both. It is essentially a poisoning effect and the increases/combinations are more a reason for it to happen. Some people are more sensitive to others. It is not defined by a set amount of substance/medication but to answer question, unlikely with one dose/amount ...Read more

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What doctors treat serotonin syndrome?

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What doctors treat serotonin syndrome?

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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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 I experience a stroke or serotonin syndrome?

Can I experience a stroke or serotonin syndrome?

RVCS: If the question is can stroke happen as a result of serotonin syndrome, then the answer is: rarely. Serotonin syndrome at times can cause stroke-like symptoms because of blood vessels in the brain temporarily narrowing. It is called reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome. It can be a serious condition, though it often reverses itself. ...Read more

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Would taking a kolonipin ease serotonin syndrome?

Serotonin Syndrome: I understand your distress.
Serotonin Syndrome is a serious condition.
Taking a Klonopin (clonazepam) will not help.
Please go to ER for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more

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Can taking Sam-e by itself cause serotonin syndrome?

Sam e: In large amounts can cause serotonergic syndrome. More often this occurs if you take it with another antidepressant, dextromethorphan, triptans, ultram and some other medications. Sam e can also precipitate acute mania if given to someone with Bi-polar Disease. ...Read more

Serotonin (Definition)

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