II. Causes: Suicidality Associated with Medications

  1. Varenicline (Chantix)
  2. Anticonvulsants
  3. Antidepressants in teens
  4. Singulair is being investigated for possible increased Suicidality
    1. (2008) Prescriber's Letter 15(5): 27-8
  5. Accutane does not appear to increase risk despite early reports
    1. Marqueling (2007) Semin Cutan Med Surg 26(4):210-20 [PubMed]

III. Causes: Recreational or Illicit Drug use

V. Causes: Gastrointestinal agents

  1. Metoclopramide (Reglan)
  2. Ranitidine
  3. Cimetidine

VI. Causes: Chemotherapeutic medications

  1. 6-Azauridine
  2. Asparaginase
  3. Azathioprine (Imuran)
  4. Bleomycin
  5. Cisplatin
  6. Cyclophosphamide
  7. Doxorubicin
  8. Mithramycin
  9. Vinblastine
  10. Vincristine

VII. Causes: Neurologic Agents

  1. Anti-parkinsonian Medications
    1. Amantadine
    2. Bromocriptine
    3. Levodopa
  2. Anti-Seizure Medications
    1. Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
    2. Ethosuximide (Zarontin)
    3. Phenobarbital
    4. Phenytoin (Dilantin)
    5. Primidone

VIII. Causes: Psychotropic agents

  1. Catecholamine receptor blockers
    1. Fluphenazine (Prolixin)
    2. Haloperidol (Haldol)
  2. Sedatives
    1. Barbiturates
    2. Benzodiazepines

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