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What are the most common symptoms of serotonin syndrome?

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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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 the most common symptoms of serotonin syndrome caused by a combination of medications ?

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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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 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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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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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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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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Serotonin (Definition)

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