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Popular anticonvulsant drugs raise suicide risk

Posted on Apr 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

Study: Neurontin, Trileptal tied to mental health issues for new users By Julie Steenhuysen updated 4:32 p.m. ET, Tues., April 13, 2010 CHICAGO – Widely used anticonvulsant drugs, including Pfizer’s Neurontin and Novartis’ Trileptal, may increase the risk of suicide, attempted suicide and violent death in patients taking them for the first time, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. Compared with Johnson & Johnson’s generic epilepsy drug topiramate or Topamax, the team found an increased risk for suicide in new users of Neurontin, sold generically as gabapentin,...

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