Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

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What is neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a group of symptoms that occur as a reaction from antipsychotic drugs or major tranquilizers (neuroleptics). Some symptom include fever, muscle stiffness, paranoid behavior, and autonomic dysfunction (blood pressure fluctuation, sweating, excess sweating, etc.).

Common symptoms reported by people with neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with neuroleptic malignant syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness/walking like I'm drunk vertigo 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with neuroleptic malignant syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has neuroleptic malignant syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 0
40s 1
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 0
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from neuroleptic malignant syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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