Serotonin Syndrome Underlying Cause
The most common causes of serotonin syndrome include:
- Overdose of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)
- Taking a medication that increases the activity of serotonin, while you are taking an SSRI
- A drug interaction that makes the effects of the SSRI you are taking more pronounced.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medications include
Medications that increase the activity of serotonin include:
Serotonin Syndrome Drugs
Drugs that can trigger serotonin syndrome:
- MAO inhibitors
Drugs of abuse that can trigger serotonin syndrome:
- Cocaine abuse
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