Serotonin toxicity precipitated by concomitant use of citalopram and methylene blue

Ali Khavandi, John Whitaker and Hanney Gonna
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb02168.x
Published online: 3 November 2008

To the Editor: Serotonin toxicity is an under-recognised, potentially fatal syndrome that is becoming more common as the use of serotonergic drugs increases.1 We report a case of serotonin toxicity following the concomitant use of the antidepressant citalopram and methylene blue.

  • Ali Khavandi
  • John Whitaker
  • Hanney Gonna

  • Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom.


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