more emphasis on avoiding valproate during pregnancy

See the March 2011 FDA alert concerning the increased risk of cleft lip/palate with use of topiramate during pregnancy.

You'll see more emphasis on avoiding valproate during pregnancy.

We've known about this problem for years...but not enough women are getting the message.

And valproate (Depakene, Epival, etc) is being used more in young women for mood disorders and addition to seizures.

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