1 Replies |Report This| Share this:Birth Defects Linked to Valproic Acid6 Birth Defects More Common in Pregnant Women Who Take Epilepsy Drug<br /><br />Women with <a href="http://www.webmd.com/epilepsy/default.htm">epilepsy</a> who take <a href="http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-8885-valproic+acid+oral.aspx">valproic acid</a> during the <a href="http://www.webmd.com/baby/1to3-months">first trimester</a> of <a href="http://www.webmd.com/baby/default.htm" sl(this,,embd-lnk);>pregnancy</a> are more likely to have children with <a href="http://www.webmd.com/baby/tc/birth-defects-testing-what-are-birth-defects-tests">birth defects</a> than women who took other epilepsy <a href="http://www.webmd.com/drugs/index-drugs.aspx">drugs</a> or no medicine to control their seizures during pregnancy.<br /><br />Valproic acid is also used to treat other illnesses, including <a href="http://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/default.htm">bipolar</a> disorder and migraines. Brand names include <a href="http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-1788-Depakote+Oral.aspx?drugid=1788&drugname=Depakote+Oral">Depakote</a> , Depakene, Depacon, and <a href="http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-150956-stavzor+oral.aspx">Stavzor</a> .<br /><br /><br /> Almost 3 million people in the U.S. have some form of epilepsy, according to the ....<br /><br /><i><b><a href="http://www.webmd.com/epilepsy/news/20100609/birth-defects-linked-valproic-acid">Read full article...</a> </b></i>
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