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Zoloft And Serotonin Syndrome
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
Can serotonin syndrome cause brain damage/dementia/heart damage? Took high dose ADHD meds and effexor (venlafaxine).
Unlikely: Serotonin Syndrome may cause fevers and seizures but unlikely dementia or heart failure. Speak with your doctor if you are concern of the dosage and quantity of your medications More info on serotonin syndrome: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20028946 ...Read more
Yes: Yes, studies have shown this class of medication can help with IBS but before you start a medication that has side effects there are a few things you can do that may help: Try eliminating dairy and fatty foods from your diet. Exercise, drink plenty of water, eat small meals and practice some form of relaxation technique like meditation or yoga. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take 20mg of Celexa a day and 20mg Valium for panic disorder. Doctor added 15mg Remeron (mirtazapine). Can Remeron (mirtazapine) with Celexa cause Serotonin Syndrome?
Yes-watch carefully!: If you have any of these: confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering or shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm or stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea - call provider ASAP and even consider ER. It can be life-threatening. Before starting, talk about it. Talk Tx can help! ...Read more
Will combining tramadol with seroquel, (quetiapine) trazadone, and doxepin increase my chance of getting serotonin syndrome? 400 mg of tramadol.
Occasionally yes: Genetics, alcohol and caffeine, changes in exercise patterns, certain meds, iron deficiency, kidney problems, nerve damage can all cause or worsen restless legs syndrome. Zoloft (sertraline) can sometimes. It looks like you're on Mellaril which can worsen RLS too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking 300mgs luvox, 37.5mgs effexor, (venlafaxine) 10mgs evekeo and 1mg klonopin for depression and anxiety. Am I at risk for serotonin syndrome?
Drug Interactions: Effexor plus luvox together may increase risk of serotonin syndrome per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. For full information about potential of each of these medication to interaction with each other see: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2296-1524,2543-17160,703-357,1128-9754 ...Read more
NO, however it is: No. Stopping any medication without first consulting your doctor is not advised, other mild to server complications can follow. ...Read more
You & ur Doc: Who prescribed you sertraline & bupropion have to discuss together your current medication regimen. Ocd worse has 2 b evaluated while mdd & sleepiness r improved. A follow-up face 2 face consultation & exam r needed w/the doc who prescribed ur meds. Pls make appt & talk 2 her/him, s/he will continue 2 help u. Take care & best wishes. ...Read more
Psych d/c 120 mg Prozac and is starting me on 40 mg Lexapro (escitalopram) for mdd. Are the high doses safe? What about serotonin syndrome?
GAD 80% better at 150 mg of Effexor (venlafaxine). Since above 150mg Effexor (venlafaxine) increases norepinephrine, would I be better switching to an SSRI, or increase Effexor (venlafaxine)?
Options: There are several options. However, without knowing your history it is not possible to make recommendations. Discuss your options including potential risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more
Take both gabapentin and Paxil (paroxetine) at what doses should I be concerned about serotonin syndrome developing.
Talk with your doc: In general, a low dose of both should be safe. Low dose paxil (paroxetine) is 20-40 mg. Gabapentin dosing ranges from 300 mg to 2400 mg daily for some patients. Make sure your doc knows that you are on both meds, and that you are tapering up slowly. If you have been on a stable dose for a while, and are feeling well, you should be fine. Make sure to contact your doc if you have symptoms or start new meds. ...Read more
Prolactin levels: in the serum are mediated by a whole host of factors. Inhibition of the Dopamine D2 receptor due to pharmacologic use of typical and atypical antipsychotics causes the majority of cases, although SSRI, MAOI and tricyclic antidepressants can also play a causative role. Hypothalamic nuclei and the anterior pituitary (and its infundibular portal system are the major location for cyclical release ...Read more
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