Dilantin Linked to Birth Defects Such as Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip

This is Michael Brady Lynch, lead trial attorney at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm.

Dilantin is a popular anti-epilepsy drug that is also widely used off-label for mood disorders and other conditions such as nerve pain, irregular heart rhythm, and migraines.

There is growing scientific evidence that use of Dilantin is associated with birth defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate. Women with epilepsy who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant should talk to their doctor about their seizure medicines. Taking more than one seizure medicine may increase the risk of birth defects, so doctors sometimes gradually reduce the number or amount of seizure medicines taken by women planning for pregnancy.

If you or someone you know has taken Dilantin during pregnancy and given birth to a child with a birth defect, please contact me directly for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your claim.


About the Firm: The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is a trial firm with a focus on pharmaceutical mass tort cases involving SSRI and Anti-Seizure Medication Birth Defects such as Lexapro, Zoloft, Effexor, Prozac, Celexa, Paxil, Depakote and Topamax, as well as Actos Bladder Cancer and Fosamax Femur Fractures, and medical device cases including DePuy Hip and Trans-Vaginal Mesh cases. Contact us today if you or someone you know has experienced side effects involving these products.

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