Is Serotonin syndrome a life-threatening drug interaction?

Serotonin syndrome is a condition in where something, usually a medication or combination of medications, causes serotonin to build-up in the body.  It is a potentially life-threatening drug interaction or drug overdose.  Serotonin syndrome can have a fast onset.  Some symptoms include confusion, headache, muscle twitching, increased blood pressure, nausea, diarrhea, sweating, fast heart beat and seizures. If you experience any combination of these symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately.

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