Serotonin Syndrome is a condition whereby too much serotonin is in the brain. Serotonin Syndrome can occur when people take too many antidepressants or take them with other over-the-counter cold medications containing dextromethorphan (DM) or herbal medications like St. John’s Wort.
Serotonin Syndrome can cause:
Hypertensive crisis (high blood pressure) is a condition whereby blood pressure rises quickly to a dangerous level. Taking Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI’s) and eating foods containing a lot of tyramine can cause hypertensive crisis.
Examples of foods with tyramine include:
Hypertensive crisis can cause:
Always check with your pharmacist or doctor before taking any new mediations including over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements.