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Did anyone catch it?

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my mom has epilepsy and takes 3 different meds for them. I saw that there was a problem with some anti seizure meds because they can cause more suicidal thoughts and actions in people who take them. But I didnt catch the names and I cant find them on the Internet. Does anyone know what they are or how I can find them?

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edgpag

Asked by edgpag at 11:03 PM on Dec. 16, 2008 in Health

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  • I take Topamax. I do notice a more violent behavior and mood swings. Is Topamax one of them?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • probably Depekote was on the list as it's for epilepsy but also used to treat mental disorders like bipolar.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:05 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • I didnt catch them thats why I am trying to find out. Do you know how I can.
    edgpag

    Answer by edgpag at 11:06 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • Depakote, Topamax and Zonegran

    edgpag

    Answer by edgpag at 11:09 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • This link may help you.
    http://www.injuryboard.com/national-news/fda-alert-antiseizure-meds-linked-to-suicidal-thoughts.aspx?googleid=29370
    I found it by googling anti-seizure medication suicide.
    BlueFrogMama

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 11:12 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • Thank you BlueFrogMama

    Here is the list for anyone who would need to know.

    Carbamazepine (marketed as Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol, Tegretol XR)
    Felbamate (marketed as Felbatol)
    Gabapentin (marketed as Neurontin)
    Lamotrigine (marketed as Lamictal)
    Levetiracetam (marketed as Keppra)
    Oxcarbazepine (marketed as Trileptal)
    Pregabalin (marketed as Lyrica)
    Tiagabine (marketed as Gabitril)
    Topiramate (marketed as Topamax)
    Valproate (marketed as Depakote, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon)
    Zonisamide (marketed as Zonegran)
    edgpag

    Answer by edgpag at 11:16 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

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