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Psychiatric side effects during methysergide treatment


A patient is reported with psychological change characterised by impaired concentration and thought projection, followed by both severe anxiety and depression, starting after three weeks on high dose methysergide. The acute problem settled slowly after methysergide withdrawal and is likely to represent an unusual and serious side effect of that drug.

  • 5-HT, 5-hydroxytryptamine
  • LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide
  • methysergide
  • side effects

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