Serotonin Syndrome Quiz: Trivia!

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  • 1. 

    What Drug increases serotonin? 

    • A.

      I-tryptophan

    • B.

      Metformin

    • C.

      Tramadol

    • D.

      Oxycodone

    Correct Answer
    A. I-tryptophan
    Explanation
    I-tryptophan is the only drug that increases serotonin directly

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  • 2. 

    What drug increases the risk of serotonin syndrome?

    • A.

      Mobic

    • B.

      Demerol

    • C.

      Moxifloxacin

    • D.

      Pen G

    Correct Answer
    B. Demerol
    Explanation
    also called meperidine

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  • 3. 

    What drug can cause serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Pioglitazone

    • B.

      Chlorpheniramine

    • C.

      Procardia

    • D.

      Afrin

    Correct Answer
    B. Chlorpheniramine
    Explanation
    also called chlor-tabs OTC

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  • 4. 

    What drug can cause increased risk of serotonin syndrome?

    • A.

      Atenolol

    • B.

      Celebrex

    • C.

      Keppra

    • D.

      Flexeril

    Correct Answer
    D. Flexeril
    Explanation
    Generic is flexeril

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  • 5. 

    What drug can cause an increased risk of serotonin syndrome?

    • A.

      Gabapentin

    • B.

      Herceptin

    • C.

      Delsym

    • D.

      Klor-con

    Correct Answer
    C. Delsym
    Explanation
    Also called dextromethorphan

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  • 6. 

    What drug can cause an increase risk of serotonin syndrome?

    • A.

      Demerol

    • B.

      Ibandronate

    • C.

      Maalox

    • D.

      Onglyza

    Correct Answer
    A. Demerol
    Explanation
    Also called meperidine

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  • 7. 

    Which drug increases the risk of serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Nadolol

    • B.

      Modafinil

    • C.

      Ramipril

    • D.

      Methadone

    Correct Answer
    D. Methadone
    Explanation
    Methadone is the correct answer because it is a synthetic opioid that can increase the risk of serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome occurs when there is an excessive accumulation of serotonin in the body, leading to symptoms such as confusion, agitation, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, dilated pupils, and muscle rigidity. Methadone can increase serotonin levels by inhibiting its reuptake and metabolism, therefore, increasing the risk of serotonin syndrome. Nadolol, modafinil, and ramipril are not known to increase the risk of serotonin syndrome.

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  • 8. 

    What drug can increase the risk of serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Clindamycin

    • B.

      Pentazocine

    • C.

      Debrox

    • D.

      Pacerone

    Correct Answer
    B. Pentazocine
    Explanation
    Pentazocine is the correct answer because it is an opioid analgesic that can increase the risk of serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition characterized by an excess of serotonin in the brain. It can occur when certain medications, such as opioids, are taken in combination with drugs that increase serotonin levels, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Pentazocine acts on opioid receptors and can cause an increase in serotonin levels, leading to the development of serotonin syndrome.

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  • 9. 

    What drug can increase the risk for serotonin syndrome?

    • A.

      Citalopram

    • B.

      Claritin

    • C.

      APAP

    • D.

      Apriso

    Correct Answer
    A. Citalopram
    Explanation
    All SSRIs

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  • 10. 

    What drug can increase the chance of serotonin syndrome?

    • A.

      Ultressa

    • B.

      Triamterene

    • C.

      Vigamox

    • D.

      Ultram

    Correct Answer
    D. Ultram
    Explanation
    Brand is Tramadol

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  • 11. 

    What drug can increase the chance of serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Tobrex

    • B.

      Desyrel

    • C.

      Diazepam

    • D.

      Ery-Tab

    Correct Answer
    B. Desyrel
    Explanation
    Also called trazadone

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  • 12. 

    What drug can increase the risk for serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Elavil

    • B.

      Metformin

    • C.

      Erythromycin

    • D.

      Diflucan

    Correct Answer
    A. Elavil
    Explanation
    All tricyclic antidepressants : example- amitriptyline (Elavil), doxepin, desipramine, imipramine

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  • 13. 

    What drug can cause serotonin syndrome?

    • A.

      Crestor

    • B.

      Venlafaxine

    • C.

      Carvediolol

    • D.

      Amlodipine

    Correct Answer
    B. Venlafaxine
    Explanation
    also called effexor

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  • 14. 

    Which drug can cause serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Isocarboxazid

    • B.

      Dilantin

    • C.

      Aripiprazole

    • D.

      Felodipine

    Correct Answer
    A. Isocarboxazid
    Explanation
    Brand is Marplan

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  • 15. 

    What drug can increase risk for serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Rosuvastatin

    • B.

      Zyvox

    • C.

      Cranberry

    • D.

      Digox

    Correct Answer
    B. Zyvox
    Explanation
    also called linezolid

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  • 16. 

    What drug can increase the risk for serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Saxagliptin

    • B.

      Tums

    • C.

      Selegiline

    • D.

      Vinblastine

    Correct Answer
    C. Selegiline
    Explanation
    Selegiline is a medication that can increase the risk for serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when there is an excess of serotonin in the body. Selegiline is a selective monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) that can inhibit the breakdown of serotonin, leading to an accumulation of serotonin in the brain. This can result in symptoms such as agitation, confusion, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, and in severe cases, seizures or coma. Therefore, taking selegiline along with other medications that increase serotonin levels, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can significantly increase the risk for serotonin syndrome.

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  • 17. 

    What drug can increase the risk for serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Tranylcypromine

    • B.

      Symbicort

    • C.

      Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim

    • D.

      Tylenol

    Correct Answer
    A. Tranylcypromine
    Explanation
    Parnate

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  • 18. 

    What drug can increase risk for serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Gabapentin

    • B.

      Phenelzine

    • C.

      Iron

    • D.

      Singulair

    Correct Answer
    B. Phenelzine
    Explanation
    Nardil is the brand

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  • 19. 

    What drug can increase the risk for serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Mirtazepine

    • B.

      Rivaroxaban

    • C.

      Tenormin

    • D.

      Losartan

    Correct Answer
    A. Mirtazepine
    Explanation
    Brand is Remeron

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  • 20. 

    What drug can increase the risk for serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Carafate

    • B.

      Amoxicillin

    • C.

      Azoles

    • D.

      Buspar

    Correct Answer
    D. Buspar
    Explanation
    Generic is Buspirone

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  • 21. 

    What drug can increase the risk for serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Lithium

    • B.

      Amiodarone

    • C.

      Levetiracetam

    • D.

      Irinotecan

    Correct Answer
    A. Lithium
    Explanation
    Lithium is known to increase the risk for serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when there is an excess of serotonin in the brain. Lithium is commonly used to treat bipolar disorder and can increase serotonin levels. When combined with other drugs that also increase serotonin levels, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), it can lead to serotonin syndrome. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome include agitation, confusion, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, dilated pupils, and muscle rigidity. Therefore, it is important to monitor patients taking lithium for signs of serotonin syndrome.

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  • 22. 

    What drug can increase risk for serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Motrin

    • B.

      Ginger

    • C.

      Sumatriptan

    • D.

      Sucralfate

    Correct Answer
    C. Sumatriptan
    Explanation
    All the triptans

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  • 23. 

    What drug can cause serotonin syndrome? 

    • A.

      Luvox

    • B.

      Irvesartan

    • C.

      Iressa

    • D.

      Kenalog

    Correct Answer
    A. Luvox
    Explanation
    Also called Fluvoxamine . All SSRIs

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