Meperidine-induced serotonin syndrome in a susceptible patient

Shu Lin Guo, Tzongjeng Wu, Chih Chung Liu, ChenChuan Ng, Chih Cheng Chien, Hsiaolun Sun

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We present a patient with a history of clomipramine-induced serotonin syndrome 5 yr prior who developed serotonin syndrome after a single dose of meperidine. This report heightens appreciation of population at risk and also recognition of potential toxicity in meperidine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-370
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Analgesics opioid, meperidine
  • Complications, serotonin syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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