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Authors

  1. Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

Abstract

* Methylene blue and linezolid (Zyvox), both monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), can cause serotonin syndrome when given with drugs that increase serotonin levels, such as many psychiatric medications.

 

* Psychiatric drugs to avoid include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, and MAOI antidepressants.