FDA is warning about a possible increased risk of suicidal thoughts with antiepileptic drugs or Chantix (varenicline)

FDA is warning about a possible increased risk of suicidal thoughts with antiepileptic drugs or Chantix (varenicline).

Antiepileptics. Patients taking antiepileptics seem to have TWICE the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors as those not taking these drugs.

The reason for the increased risk with antiepileptics is not known...or even if the drugs are responsible.

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