Can drug interactions cause serotonin syndrome?

Alayna Beer asked a question: Can drug interactions cause serotonin syndrome?
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Date created: Mon, Apr 12, 2021 9:08 PM
Date updated: Thu, Feb 16, 2023 1:31 PM


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Serotonin syndrome can occur via the therapeutic use of serotonergic drugs alone, an intentional overdose of serotonergic drugs, or classically, as a result of a complex drug interaction between two serotonergic drugs that work by different mechanisms. A multitude of drug combinations can result in serotonin syndrome.

Although it's possible that taking just one drug that increases serotonin levels can cause serotonin syndrome in susceptible individuals, this condition occurs most often when you combine certain medications.

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