Suicidal thoughts and behaviours from epilepsy drugs, alerts Medsafe

Medsafe, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health’s medicines regulatory arm, is alerting health care professionals in New Zealand about a small increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours in patients taking anti-epileptic medicines. – Medsafe, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health’s medicines regulatory arm, is alerting health care professionals in New Zealand about a small increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours in patients taking anti-epileptic medicines.

Epilepsy drugs may raise suicide risk, warns FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued new information to health care professionals to alert them about an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors (suicidality) in patients who take drugs called antiepileptics to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder, migraine headaches, and other conditions. – An increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors (suicidality) in patients who take drugs called antiepileptics to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder, migraine headaches, and other conditions, reported by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Early treatment stops epilepsy seizures

Yale School of Medicine researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to suppress the development of epilepsy in genetically predisposed animals?which could open the door to treating epilepsy as a preventable disease. – It is possible to suppress the development of epilepsy in genetically predisposed animals revealed by Yale School of Medicine researchers. This new study would open the door to treating epilepsy as a preventable disease.

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