A patient taking fluoxetine is admitted to the hospital due to serotonin syndrome. The nurse would expect to observe which of the following symptoms?


•Serotonin syndrome occurs when there is an excess of serotonergic activity in the central nervous system. It can be caused by SSRIs and other serotonergic agents.

•Common signs and symptoms of serotonin sydrome include hypertension, tachycardia, myoclonic jerking, tremor, sweating, nausea, diarrhea, confusion, and agitation.

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