(Washington, DC) -- The FDA says epilepsy drugs must come with a suicide warning.
The agency says taking medicines like Pfizer's Lyrica and GlaxoSmithKline's Lamictal may raise the chances of suicidal thoughts or actions.
According to the FDA, it found people who took anti-epileptic drugs almost doubled the risk of having suicidal behaviors compared with patients who did not take any of the medicines.
The action applies to all anti-epileptic drugs on the market.
The order comes after an expert panel recommended the drug warning in July.
Officials also want manufacturers to develop pamphlets to inform patients of such risks.
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