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Migraine Treatment and the Serotonin Syndrome

Lawrence C. Newman and Morris Levin

in Headache and Facial Pain

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Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195373875
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322800 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195373875.003.0026

Series: What Do I Do Now

Migraine Treatment and the Serotonin Syndrome

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The FDA warning of the potential for life-threatening interactions between the triptans and other medications has been a cause of great concern. This chapter discusses the clinical features of the serotonin syndrome, reviews the criteria needed for diagnosis, and outlines the risk of the syndrome.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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