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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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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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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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Could you explain serotonin syndrome to me?

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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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 symptoms of serotonin syndrome and what causes it?

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

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. ...Read more

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What doctors treat serotonin syndrome?

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

Serotonin (Definition)

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