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8. Treating Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome can quickly turn critical, so immediate treatment is crucial. Stopping the use of the offending drug is the first priority, followed by intensive supportive care, including fever reduction, hydration, and restoration of nutrients.Doctors will treat complications individually. In cases of acute NMS, the physician may prescribe a dopamine receptor agonist and muscle relaxant to increase dopamine activity in the brain and reduce muscle rigidity.

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