Monday, April 19, 2010

Serotonin Syndrome and Hypertensive Crisis

Two highly tested drug interactions for CNS drugs are Serotonin syndrome and Hypertensive crisis.

The purpose of this diagram is to present these interactions in an "easily digestible" manner.

SSRI Can cause Serotonin syndrome
MAOI can cause Serotonin Syndrome
MAOI can cause Hypertensive Crisis

*Note that TCAs can cause all 3 of the above interactions.

The drug at the beginning of the arrow can cause the result at the end of the arrow with any 1 of the drugs above or below the arrow.

Print this diagram and stick it into the Pshchiatry-Pharmacology Section of First Aid.

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