What special precautions should I take with tiagabine?

There are several precautions you should take while you are using tiagabine (Gabitril). Among them:

  • Don't drive or operate heavy or dangerous machinery until your system adjusts to this drug.
  • Be alert to the possibility of suicidal thoughts. They develop in about 1 in 500 people on antiepileptics such as tiagabine and should be discussed with your doctor or a mental health professional immediately. You may need to discontinue the medicine.
  • Never abruptly stop taking this medicine, even if you experience side effects such as depression. Your doctor can help you determine the best course of action.

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