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What is neuroleptic malignant syndrome ?

My brother had a mental illness and he was on antipsychotic drugs. he had muscle rigidity, high fever and became unconscious. they said it as neuroleptic malignant syndrome. what is this ?
Sun, 8 Nov 2009
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Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic drugs. The pateint will have fever, rigid muscle, excessive sweating, confusion
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I gues its better to ask that doc only as to what this neuroleptic malignant syndrome is an dthe cause responsible for your brother. They know better than anyone.

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hi, May be it was due to those antipsychotic drugs that he was taking. Drugs have a lot of side effects. It will be better to ask that doctor to explain why he got it and what it is.

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its due to over use of antipshychotic drug particularly Largactil. these neruoleptic malignant sydrome is like parkinsons disease. do beaware of it.
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