DEPAKOTE & BIRTH DEFECTS


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Depakote & birth defects: Depakote (valproic acid) has been prescribed by doctors for patients with several different health conditions but may be linked to birth defects in children.  Some of the health problems depakote has been prescribed for may include:

  • Seizure disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Bipolar disorders (manic phase)
  • Migraine headaches
  • Depakote has also possibly been used off-label for certain patients with schizophrenia.  

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Potentialy, the most problematic aspect of Depakote use is when it is used by women during pregnancy.  Unfortunately, it appears that Depakote – when used during pregancy – may be linked to babies being born with some serious birth defects.  Supposedly, the Food and Drug Administration has even reclassified Depakote and released warnings (label changes) regarding the link between Depakote and birth injuries, which may include:  

  • Abnormal Digits
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Brain defects
  • Cardiovascular system problems
  • Cleft hands or feet
  • Cleft palate
  • Club Foot
  • Club hands or fingers
  • Congential hip dislocation
  • Craniostenosis
  • Facial dysmorphism
  • Hydranencephaly
  • Hypospadias
  • Polydactyly
  • Scoliosis
  • Skull malformations
  • Spina Bifida 
  • Syndactyly
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Ventricular septal Defect

And, it has been reported that if Depakote is used during pregnancy that it may be linked to fetal valproate syndrome in which facial deformities develop over a period of time.  Some of the generic names for Depakote may include:

  • Depakote ER
  • Depakene
  • Depacon
  • Divalproex Sodium
  • Valproic Acid and
  • Valproate.

If you took Depakote and your child has suffered any potentially serious health problems, side effects or birth defects, please consider speaking with a Depakote lawsuit attorney.  Our Depakote lawyers can help you determine the best course of action as these health concerns your child is experiencing may be related to the use of Depakote during pregnancy.  For news on depakote birth defects and depakote lawsuits, please visit this link.

 


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If you took Depakote and your child has suffered any potentially serious health problems, side effects or birth defects, please consider speaking with a Depakote lawsuit attorney.  

Our Depakote lawyers can help you determine the best course of action as these health concerns your child is experiencing may be related to the use of Depakote during pregnancy.  To talk to a depakote lawyer about a depakote birth defects lawsuit, please contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.

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