Updated CPG: Serotonin toxicity

The Toxicology Committee updated the existing Victorian CPG Serotonin toxicity, this CPG was previously called Serotonin syndrome.


The Key points for the CPG are

  1. Be aware of the possibility of serotonin toxicity diagnosis when patients have been exposed to any of the agents implicated
  2. Serotonin toxicity encompasses a wide spectrum of clinical signs and symptoms
  3. Severe serotonin toxicity is a medical emergency. Untreated, serotonin toxicity can progress to multi-organ failure and death. Severe cases should be managed in a Paediatric ICU

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