How the medicines may interact with other medicines you
Whether it's important that you take the medicines at
the same time every day.
Taking medicines during pregnancy for bipolar disorder
may increase the risk of birth defects. If you are pregnant, or thinking of
becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor. Medicines may need to be continued if
your bipolar disorder is severe. Your doctor can help weigh the risks of
treatment against the risk of harm to your pregnancy.
FDA Advisories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has
advisory on antidepressant medicines and the risk of
suicide. The FDA does not recommend that people stop using these medicines.
Instead, a person taking antidepressants should be watched for
warning signs of suicide. This is especially important
at the beginning of treatment or when doses are changed.
on anticonvulsants and the risk of suicide and suicidal thoughts. The FDA does
not recommend that people stop using these medicines. Instead, people who take
anticonvulsant medicine should be watched closely for
warning signs of suicide. People who take
anticonvulsant medicine and who are worried about this side effect should talk
to a doctor.