Antiepileptics: suicidal behaviour

February 2009
Reactions Weekly;2/28/2009, Issue 1241, p4
The article reports on a study conducted by the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre (Lareb) on reports of suicidal ideation, suicidal attempt or suicide in patients receiving antiepileptic drugs. The study was conducted to determine whether the findings by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the link between an increased risk of suicidal ideation and behavior and antiepileptic drugs were supported. Lareb found that there is a link between suicidal attempt and certain antiepileptic drugs.


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