First time, low dose citalopram use-related serotonin syndrome


TÜREDİ S. , Eraydin I., GÜNDÜZ A. , Kalkan A., Hos U.

NEUROTOXICOLOGY, vol.28, no.6, pp.1272-1274, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.neuro.2007.05.004
  • Title of Journal : NEUROTOXICOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1272-1274

Abstract

Citalopram is a very potent and highly selective inhibitor of neuronal serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, or 5-HT). Serotonin syndrome is a rarely observed side-effect of citalopram use. This report discusses a case of first time, low dose citalopram use-related serotonin syndrome presenting with confusion, hyperhidrosis, hyperreflexia, myoclonus and fever.