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How can I tell if I am experiencing serotonin syndrome from taking Pristiq?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered

    You need serotonin for your nerve cells and brain to function properly. You may have too much serotonin if you develop any of the following symptoms of serotonin syndrome:

    • diarrhea
    • rigid muscle
    • shivering
    • fever
    • seizures
    These symptoms should go away within a day after you stop taking Pristiq. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms before you stop taking the medicine.

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