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Anticonvulsant drug makes people want to kill themselves

https://naturalnews.com/029614_suicide_anti-seizure_drugs.html

The researchers examined the prescription and medical records of more than 300,000 people above the age of 14 who had been prescribed an anticonvulsant for the first time between July 2001 and December 2006. ... "We found increased risk for suicidal acts beginning within the first 14 days after treatment initiation, opening the possibility that anticonvulsant medications could induce behavioral effects prior to the achievement of their full therapeutic effectiveness," the researchers ...

Study finds that common verbena treats convulsions better than conventional drugs

https://naturalnews.com/2018-10-22-common-verbana-treats-convulsions-better-than-conventional-drugs.html

To prevent seizures, epileptic patients are prescribed with anticonvulsant drugs. ... However, commercially available anticonvulsant drugs for epileptic patients are not that great. "...

Molecular mechanism explained: How cilantro helps delay seizures common in epilepsy and other neurological disorders

https://naturalnews.com/2020-06-12-cilantro-helps-delay-seizures-epilepsy-neurological-disorders.html

However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms behind the herb’s anticonvulsant effects. ... Abbott said that their findings may lead to more effective use of cilantro as a natural anticonvulsant. "...

Study Shows Topamax Increases Chance of Birth Defects

https://naturalnews.com/024904_women_birth_drug.html

The researchers found that the rate of all birth defects was higher in women taking topiramate, either alone or in conjunction with other anticonvulsant drugs, than it was among women not taking the drug. ... There were more birth defects among women who took the epilepsy drugs topiramate and valproate together than among women who mixed topiramate and any other anticonvulsant drug. "...

Epilepsy and Psychiatric Drugs like Neurontin Double Risk of Suicidal Behavior

https://naturalnews.com/024408_risk_drugs_drug.html

These symptoms can emerge within one week of beginning an anticonvulsant and can last for months. ... An estimated 2.7 million people suffer from epilepsy in the United States alone, and many of those take anticonvulsant drugs. "...

Why is cilantro so good for the brain? Science explains

https://naturalnews.com/2020-07-30-why-cilantro-is-good-for-the-brain.html

It has anticonvulsant, anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory properties that make it suitable for treating a host of medical conditions, including epileptic seizures. ... In fact, the same anticonvulsant metabolite, dodecenal, is said to be effective against Salmonella . "...

Hesperetin and its ability to prevent epileptic seizures

https://naturalnews.com/2019-06-28-hesperetin-can-prevent-epileptic-seizures.html

Hesperetin and its ability to prevent epileptic seizures Friday, June 28, 2019 by: Ralph Flores alternative medicine , anticonvulsant , brain health , brain neurons , citrus , clean food , cognitive health , disease treatments , Epilepsy , epileptic seizures , flavanone , food cures , food is medicine , fruits , functional food , goodfood , goodhealth , goodmedicine , goodscience , hesperetin , hippocampal-onset epilepsy , hippocampus , inflammation , natural cures , natural medicine , ...

Several herbal medicines have a long history of successfully treating seizures

https://naturalnews.com/2019-07-12-herbal-medicines-successfully-treat-seizures.html

ora) Skullcap has been used as an anticonvulsant for over 200 years . The herb, native to North America, is also used for treating anxiety and nervous tension. ... Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Lavender is the international flower for epilepsy , and for good reason: Studies showed that lavender and its essential oil have anticonvulsant effects, thanks to their relaxing properties. "...

Crops absorb pharmaceuticals from sewage sludge spread on farmlands

https://naturalnews.com/030841_sewage_sludge_crops.html

In order to simulate the reclaimed sewage or wastewater commonly used in industrial agriculture, the researchers spiked water and waste with the drugs carbamazepine (an anticonvulsant), diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and fluoxetine (Prozac), along with the common antimicrobial chemicals triclosan and triclocarban. "...

Drug side effects left woman blind and scarred

https://naturalnews.com/030757_side_effects_dangerous_drugs.html

"The list of drugs that may be problematic includes antiepileptic and anticonvulsant drugs, sulfonamides, ampicillin, allopurinol and [NSAIDs], as well as some vaccinations (such as anthrax)." "...

Herbal medicines are effective for seizure disorders: Review

https://naturalnews.com/2019-06-27-herbal-medicines-effective-for-seizure-disorders.html

. - Among the herbs reviewed, black cumin (Nigella sativa) and cannabis (Cannabis sativa) are the most documented anticonvulsant herbs. - Traditional Asian formulations, including xiao chai hu tang, chai hu gui zhi tang, shosaiko-to-go-keishikashakuyaku-to, were also included in the review. - Other nervine and nootropic herbs reviewed included skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), valerian (Valeriana spp.), jujube ...

Johnson & Johnson to pay $81 million over criminal promotion of Topamax

https://naturalnews.com/029301_Big_Pharma_Topamax.html

Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical LLC and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, both divisions of Johnson & Johnson, recently pleaded guilty to civil and criminal charges over misbranding and illegally marketing the anticonvulsant drug. "...

A natural remedy for neuropathic pain: Purple passionflower

https://naturalnews.com/2018-11-21-purple-passionflower-for-neuropathic-pain.html

These phytochemicals account for the plant’s analgesic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, anti-diabetic, and hypolipidemic properties. "...

Compounds in foxtail found to show potential in treating toothache and heartburn

https://naturalnews.com/2018-10-25-compounds-in-foxtail-found-to-show-potential-in-treating-toothache-and-heartburn.html

Previous studies have shown that beta-carboline has relaxant, anticonvulsant, antitumor, and antimicrobial properties , which means that foxtail can also be used for these effects. "...

Anise is known for its gastrointestinal benefits and can relieve cramping caused by gas

https://naturalnews.com/2018-09-04-anise-is-known-for-its-gastrointestinal-benefits-and-can-relieve-cramping-due-to-gas.html

Animal studies confirmed anise’s anticonvulsant properties, or its ability to stop seizures brought about by conditions like epilepsy. "...

Using passion flower for anxiety, pain relief and more

https://naturalnews.com/036467_passion_flower_anxiety_pain_relief.html

Passion flower also has demonstrated anticonvulsant and antispasmodic properties which may help explain its ability to relieve pain. "...

Treatment with epilepsy drugs shown to increase risk in suicidal behavior in patients aged 15 to 24

https://naturalnews.com/2020-02-13-treatment-with-epilepsy-drugs-increase-suicidal-behavior.html

There are even many herbal remedies used in traditional medicine from China, India and Japan — medicine that can provide you with the same anticonvulsant effects as gabapentinoids but without the risk of suicidal behavior. "...

Father successfully treats son's epilepsy with medical cannabis (marijuana)

https://naturalnews.com/040512_cannabis_epilepsy_medical_use.html

Yet it is experiencing a resurgence, having shown promise as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, neuroprotectant and cancer-fighting agent." "...

Birth defects - could Epilim be the new Thalidomide?

https://naturalnews.com/035933_Epilim_birth_defects_thalidomide.html

The drugs including Epilim, used since 1978, and associated with Fetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome (FACS), and birth defects for almost as long as it has been available. "...

Psychiatric drug use skyrockets in U.S. military

https://naturalnews.com/029285_psychiatric_drugs_military.html

"In the case of poly-drug use - the 'cocktail' - where you are combining an antidepressant, an anticonvulsant, an antipsychotic, and maybe a stimulant to keep this guy awake - that has never been tested," Breggin said. "...