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Birth Defects Linked to Valproic Acid
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Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
6 Birth Defects More Common in Pregnant Women Who Take Epilepsy Drug

Women with epilepsy who take valproic acid during the first trimester of pregnancy are more likely to have children with birth defects than women who took other epilepsy drugs or no medicine to control their seizures during pregnancy.

Valproic acid is also used to treat other illnesses, including bipolar disorder and migraines. Brand names include Depakote , Depakene, Depacon, and Stavzor .


Almost 3 million people in the U.S. have some form of epilepsy, according to the ....

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