Risk of suicidal ideation almost double with antiepileptics

February 2008
Reactions Weekly;2/9/2008, Issue 1188, p1
The article discusses research on the risk of suicidal ideation on people taking antiepileptic drugs. It references a study by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published in the January 31, 2008 issue of "Internet Document." The FDA examined 199 placebo-controlled clinical studies involving 11 different antiepileptic drugs. It revealed that the risk of suicidal ideation or behaviour is almost double in patients receiving antiepileptic drugs than in those receiving placebo.


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