Epilepsy Drugs Risk of Birth Defects May Be Dose Dependent

By Edith Duncan,2014-08-16 18:09
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Most women with epilepsy need to take anti-seizure medication or risk harming themselves or their baby. Previous studies found that valproic acid, in particular, might increase the risk of birth defects, but those studies didn't look at individual doses. Nor did they take into account other influential factors, such as family history of birth defects or severity of epilepsy.

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