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What are treatment for a newborn with serotonin syndrome?

What are treatment for a newborn with serotonin syndrome?

See below: Treatment involves: discontinuing all serotonin agents, supportive care to normalize vital signs, sedation with benzodiazepines, administration of serotonin antagonists. However, in infants, most the the symptoms resolve without any specific treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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 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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My uncle was prescribed tramadol and cyclobenzaprine he has had memory loss confusion and at times talks very fast and talks about things that have not happened but he thinks have happened could he have serotonin syndrome?

My uncle was prescribed tramadol and cyclobenzaprine he has had memory loss confusion and at times talks very fast and talks about things that have not happened but he thinks have happened could he have serotonin syndrome?

Many possibilities: The list of possible explanations range from illness he is taking these medicines for to combining these medicines plus or minus alcohol or other drugs as well as unrelated problems. It sounds like a thorough physical and psychiatric exam are indicated. The risk for serotonin syndrome increases significantly when someone is on at least 3 serotonergic medications. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had serotonin syndrome a week ago but the headache won't go away?

What do you advise if i had serotonin syndrome a week ago but the headache won't go away?

Water!: Chances are you are still dehydrated. Drink up! Water, gatorade, fruit juices diluted with at least half water-- anything that is MOSTLY water so that your body is GAINING water, not just sugar. Whatever you drink it needs to have minimal, if any, calories. Also, do you take a multivitamin daily? If not, you should start. Headache is often just your spongy brain looking to not get hard and dry! ...Read more

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I take 20mg escitalopram Dr said I could go up 5 more when I Went to pharmacy he said It could cause serotonin syndrome don't know what to do?

I take 20mg escitalopram Dr said I could go up 5 more when I Went to pharmacy he said It could cause serotonin syndrome don't know what to do?

Don't panic: Is "he" who mentioned serotonin syndrome (SS) the pharmacist? He's covering his backside. You should do a web search for SS to familiarize yourself with it. It's EXTREMELY rare and though it's said to be life-threatening, it can also be mild. The likelihood of your developing SS by going from 20 mg to 25 mg/day is not zero, but it's close to zero. But reassure yourself by calling your doctor. ...Read more

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Can serotonin syndrome occur from just taking Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride)? I haven't been on any other medicines prior to this but just upped my dose from 20mg to 40mg.

Can serotonin syndrome occur from just taking Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride)? I haven't been on any other medicines prior to this but just upped my dose from 20mg to 40mg.

Rarely, but possible: "Full blown" serotonin syndrome usually occurs when a patient taking one serotinergic drug is given an additional serotinergic drug. Most patients tolerate the addition, but due to genetic differences in metabolizing drugs, some patients can become toxic>SS. Mild SS might cause just tremor and hyperreflexia. Severe SS>agitation,disorientation,^pulse, ^^Temp ^BP,Vomiting,diarrhea, ^sweating ...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

Serotonin (Definition)

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