Seretonin Syndrome

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Jacqueline asked 2 months ago

Is there a lab test for seretonin levels? I am Rx’d Nucynta ER. I am suffering from depression and feel an antidepressant is needed. If seretonin syndrome is a risk, are there any other options to treat depression?

Thank you!

1 Answers
Jeffrey Fudin Staff answered 2 months ago

Nucynta has almost no serotonin activity and is commonly used in patients that are receiving SSRIs.  Yes, there are other options:
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is an norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.
Bupropion is a dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.