GroovyGwen Posted February 8, 2008 Share Posted February 8, 2008 Not to cause a ruckus, but this shit pisses me off. I hate all the contradictory med info floating around. "It may do this", "It may do that" - it may make your fecal matter stand up and do the mambo but I'll still take it if it works. Nobody knows what kind of reaction they are personally going to have with a med until they try it. But this is good for people to be aware of. Just not to freak out over or to use as an excuse to not take meds. Link to full article on PsychCentral Thursday, Jan. 31 (Psych Central) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noted on Thursday that they have found that the risk of suicide and other suicidal behavior doubles for patients taking any of the 11 drugs used to treat diseases such as depression and epilepsy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it analyzed 199 studies involving 43,892 patients who took one of the prescription drugs. Some of the medicines also are approved for depression, migraines and other conditions. The agency found patients treated with one of the drugs were about twice as likely to report suicidal thoughts or behavior compared to those who received a placebo. The risks were higher for patients being treated for epilepsy rather than another ailment. The medications in question include Pfizer Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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