FDA Says Antiepilepsy Drugs Topamax and Depakote Cause Birth Defects
The highest doses of Depakote (1500 mg per day or greater) and phenobarbital (150 mg per day or day or greater) pose the highest risk of birth defects. Another disturbing statistic is that if a parent history of major birth defects is in place in addition to taking these epilepsy drugs, the risk of birth defects is four times greater.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also weighed in that Topamax triples the risk of cleft palate and other birth defects of the oral cavity when taken during the first trimester of pregnancy compared with other anti-epilepsy drugs.
If you or someone you know has taken Topamax or Depakote and given birth to a child with birth defects, please contact me directly for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your claim.
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