What is serotonin syndrome?
The combination of the drugs SSRI (Prozac®, Lexapro®, Zoloft®) or SSNRI (Cymbalta®, Effexor®) antidepressants with migraine medicines (Imitrex®, Zomig®) or an overdose of SSRIs or SSNRIs can cause an excessive increase in serotonin levels which may potentially cause a complication known as "serotonin syndrome".
It is important to be aware of the symptoms of serotonin syndrome should they occur. Symptoms may include: confusion, agitation, restlessness, stomach or intestinal problems, sudden high body temperature, extremely high blood pressure and possible convulsions.
If you do experience any of the above side effects, contact your physician immediately.
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