What are the risks associated with taking ethosuximide?

Ethosuximide is a drug used to prevent epileptic seizures. Taking anti-seizure drugs may cause some people to think about harming or killing themselves. Studies show that people who take anti-seizure medications are twice as likely as others to think about suicide or try to commit suicide. Tell your family that this is a possible risk of taking ethosuximide. You (or a family member) should contact your physician if you have suicidal thoughts. You should also talk to your doctor if you become unusually depressed, irritable, hostile, or excitable, or if you experience any other dramatic behavior changes.

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