Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Overview

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a serious nervous system reaction to certain drugs. These include tranquilizing and antipsychotic drugs.

Symptoms

Symptoms include high fever, unstable blood pressure, and rigid muscles.

Treatments

Hospital treatment is frequently necessary. Use of the drug causing the reaction is stopped and other symptoms are treated.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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