Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)

by Cathy Parkes November 17, 2021 Updated: February 16, 2024

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) is a life-threatening condition by the use or withdrawal of antipsychotic medications.
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS), a life-threatening condition from the use or withdrawal of antipsychotic medications should be suspected in a patient with muscle rigidity, high fever, altered level of consciousness, cardiac arrhythmias, diaphoresis, and BP fluctuations. Muscle relaxants such as dantrolene may be indicated!

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