Serotonin Syndrome is a life threatening condition which can be cause by over use of one or more over the counter or prescription medications. The most terrifying things about Serotonin Syndrome is that it only takes one instance to occur. That is, it is not something that only happens after you have been using a medication or supplement for a while.
It isn't just prescription medications for depression, migraines, weight loss or nausea which can cause this deadly problem. Common supplements like 5HTP, SAM-e, St. Johns Wort, as well as OTC medications like Dextromethorphan (DXM), a common cough suppressant can trigger Serotonin Syndrome.
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