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What should I know about tiagabine before taking it?

Tiagabine can harm a fetus and should not be taken by pregnant women, or those considering pregnancy. It is not known if this drug is passed in breast milk to a nursing infant, but women should not breast-feed while taking this medication.

Tiagabine can cause suicidal thoughts. You should contact your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms: anxiety, depression, mood changes, behavioral changes, agitation, hostility, restlessness, hyperactivity, or thoughts of suicide. Do not stop taking this drug without speaking with your doctor, or you will cause an increase in seizures. This medication needs to be stopped gradually.

Always wear a medical alert bracelet and carry an ID card when you are taking tiagabine. Inform all health care professionals, including your dentist, that you are taking this drug. You will need to have regular doctor visits while taking this drug. Inform your doctor of any liver problems.

The following drugs may interact with tiagabine: drugs to treat psychiatric disorders, diet pills, stimulants, ADHD medications, carbamazepine, divalproex, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, valproic acid, and narcotics. There may be other medications not listed here that interact with tiagabine. If you have any unusual symptoms while taking this drug, talk with your doctor. You should not use this medication if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

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