Serotonin Syndrome in Pregnancy.

Nursing for women's health

PubMedID: 26264799

Roth CK, Hering SL, Campos S. Serotonin Syndrome in Pregnancy. Nurs Womens Health. 2015;19(4):345-9.
Millions of people take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression and anxiety, so nurses and other clinicians need to be aware of the potential for serotonin toxicity and serotonin syndrome. These conditions can occur when women taking SSRIs are given additional medications in the labor and birth or postpartum settings. Symptoms can have an acute onset and can include delirium, fever and hypertension. Understanding the mechanism and symptoms of serotonin syndrome can lead to timely treatment of this unusual condition.