SSRI toxicity

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