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1

When does this syndrome occur?

It could occur any time a client is on anti-psychotic medication, most commonly when treatment begins or doses are increased

2

What are the signs of N.M.S.?

Tachycardia- extreme fever, altered LOC, seizures, muscle rigidity, elevated lab values (e.g., (WBC/ LFT)

3

What is the treatment?

Discontinue the medication. Initiate safety and seizure precautions. Give antipyretics to reduce fever.

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