Woman Taking Reglan Jumps in Front of Train
August 12, 2011
A 74-year-old woman from Kingsbridge, New York, died on the morning of Thursday, August 4, after jumping in front of a subway train at the 231st Street station in New York City.
The Riverdale Press reports that police found that the woman was in possession of the depression medication Lexapro as well as Reglan, typically used to treat severe nausea or reflux, when she died. Friends and acquaintances report that the woman had long battled depression and loneliness and had lived in the neighborhood for at least 40 years.
Captain Kevin Burke, commanding officer of the 50th Precinct, told The Riverdale Press that the woman “intentionally jumped onto the track and waited for the train to strike her,” at around 9:45 a.m. “Two independent eye witnesses said she was sitting there, got up as the train was approaching, jumped in and waited for the train.”
Reglan has been found to cause mental or mood changes like depression, anxiety, agitation, or jitteriness in some patients.
Do you think the medications this woman was taking should be considered when determining the reason for her apparent suicide?
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