Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Serotonin Syndrome Treatment

Treatment for serotonin syndrome depends on the severity of symptoms. Simply stopping the medication may be all that is required if the symptoms are mild. Treatment for more serious serotonin syndrome may include intravenous fluids, oxygen therapy, cooling blankets, and medications for high blood pressure. In severe cases of serotonin syndrome, breathing may need to be supported using mechanical ventilation.

Medical complications of serotonin syndrome that often require specific intervention include:

Treatment options for serotonin syndrome include:

Serotonin Syndrome Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat serotonin syndrome:

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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