Researchers discover Depakote birth injuries

by fpw | June 17th, 2010

June 17, 2010

It seems we are always learning new information about the effects of often-prescribed drugs. Now a drug used to treat epilepsy has indicated it is tied to birth injuries.

According to Reuters, researchers have found Depakote, a commonly prescribed drug for epilepsy, is tied to birth injuries such as low IQ and deformities when the mother takes the drug during pregnancy.

Researchers point to an elevated risk for six birth defects that have been deemed Depakote birth injuries.

Doctors say there are other drugs to treat epilepsy and pregnant women should try those before risking Depakote birth injuries in their children.

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