Drug Related Hyperthermia

Author: Claire Louise Kirby / Editor: Steven Bland / Reviewer: Louise Burrows, Emma Everitt / Codes: A4, CC2 / Published: 27/10/2022

Drugs associated with altered temperature regulation and including hyperthermia.

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • List drugs associated with altered temperature regulation and including hyperthermia.
  • Describe the presentation of a patient with hyperthermia and associated syndromes.
  • Describe the initial assessment and management of hyperthermia.
  • Describe the specific management of hyperthermia associated with serotonergic syndrome, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, adverse drug reactions and withdrawal.


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