Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Serotonin Syndrome Outlook

What to expect with serotonin syndrome:

  • Most patients recover completely within 24 to 72 hours.
  • Rarely, severe serotonin syndrome may result in death.

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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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