Archive for December, 2016

Serotonin Syndrome

by Kimberly D. Griego, PharmD, RPh, CGP Serotonin is a chemical the body produces to enable communication between cells in the brain and throughout the body. New medications have been developed to increase the amount of serotonin available in the brain to help treat multiple conditions including depression. However, too much serotonin can lead to excessive nerve cell stimulation which could cause the potential for a collection of symptoms referred to as Serotonin Syndrome. Serotonin syndrome is an over-load of serotonin[...]
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