Fast Five Quiz: Suicide

Stephen Soreff, MD


March 26, 2019

In 2008, the US Food and Drug Administration required a suicidal behavior warning be placed on anticonvulsants. In a 2010 exploratory analysis, Patorno and colleagues suggested that the use of gabapentin, lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, and tiagabine, compared with the use of topiramate, may be associated with an increased risk for suicidal acts or violent deaths.

The following medications have also been linked to suicidal behavior:

  • Antidepressants

  • Pain medication

  • Smoking cessation medicine

  • Glucocorticoids

Read more information on suicide here.


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