A high degree of suspicion must be maintained for any surgical patient taking shortterm or longterm neuroleptics
because, despite its rarity, NMS is potentially fatal.
Keywords * Neuroleptic
malignant syndrome * Olanzapine * Drug-related side effects
In our case report NMS could have been triggered by olanzapine, risperidone or clozapine because all of these neuroleptics
were initiated within 14 days before the diagnosis of NMS.
An international consensus study of neuroleptic
malignant syndrome diagnostic criteria using the Delphi method.
Throughout the course of therapy re-evaluate the need for continuation of the neuroleptics
malignant syndrome induced by atypical neuroleptics
and response to lorazepam.
Given the lack of studies, the empirical evidence suggests that prophylactic treatment with lithium or anticonvulsive agents may be superior to neuroleptic
Severe withdrawal akathisia following neuroleptic
discontinuation successfully controlled by clozapine.
malignant syndrome (NMS) is a rare, but potentially life-threatening adverse reaction to antipsychotic drugs and other dopamine-modulating agents.
The first choice is an antidepressant or a neuroleptic
The first choice is usually an antidepressant or a neuroleptic
Meltzer H Y, Fang V S, The effect of neuroleptics
on serum prolactin in schizophrenia patients.