Lorcaserin use and serotonin syndrome

Lorcaserin drug influences on serotonin receptors and may cause serotonin syndrome. Large doses of Lorcaserin and the use of Lorcaserin in combination with other serotoninergic drugs may cause severe forms of serotonin syndrome (including neuroleptic malignant syndrome).

Psychiatric and neurologic symptoms of serotonin syndrome are: agitation, disorientation, overexcitation, hallucinations, uncontrollable behavior, mental confusion, changes in segmental reflexes, violated coordination and muscle cramps.
Gastrointestinal symptoms of serotonin syndrome are: nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.
Cardiovascular symptoms of serotonin syndrome are: tachycardia, hypertension, irregular heartbeat.
Vegetative symptoms of serotonin syndrome are: hyperthermia, excessive sweating, tremor, chills, fever, unusual fatigue.

Most often, serotonin syndrome develops:

  1. In prolonged use or sharp termination of Lorcaserin
  2. In the use of Lorcaserin along with other drugs affecting the serotonergic nervous system.

In rare cases, the symptoms of serotonin syndrome occur in the first days of Lorcaserin therapy.

Having one or more symptoms of serotonin syndrome, a patient should stop using Lorcaserin and tell his doctor about occurring symptoms. If serotonin syndrome symptoms are severe, the doctor can prescribe some symptomatic treatment.

If you want to buy Lorcaserin without prescription, just make sure this drug cannot pose any potential threat for your health. If you are taking Lorcaserin pills now and you notice symptoms of serotonin syndrome, discuss with your doctor the possibility of replacement Lorcaserin by alternative RX or OTC diet pills.