SSRI toxicity

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Background

  • Most serious adverse effect is potential to produce Serotonin Syndrome
  • Fatalities are uncommon with pure overdoses

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Anticholinergic toxicity Causes

Management

Disposition

  • Consider admission for patients who are tachycardic or lethargic 6hr after ingestion
  • ECG before clearing a patient with citalopram ingestion

See Also

References

  1. Dawson AH, Buckley NA. Pharmacological management of anticholinergic delirium – theory, evidence and practice. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2015;81(3):516-24.