Two Cases Link Painkiller to Risk of Suicide, Ruhr-University Study

Published: Nov 29, 2010

MedPageToday -- The painkiller ziconotide (Prialt) may cause an increase in suicidal ideation, experts warned. Two recent cases "substantiate the suspicion of a causal relationship between ziconotide and suicidality," reported Christoph Maier, MD, of the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, and colleagues.

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