PRAC recommends strengthening the restrictions on the use of valproate in women and girls

Women to be better informed of the risks of valproate use during pregnancy

The European Medicines Agency (EMA)’s Pharmacovigilance and Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended strengthening the restrictions on the use of valproate medicines due to the risk of malformations and developmental problems in children exposed to valproate in the womb.

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  • Published on 12 Oct 2014 by APESAC channel. Website.
  • Valproate should not be used to treat epilepsy or bipolar disorder in girls and in women who are pregnant or who can become pregnant unless other treatments are ineffective or not tolerated. Women for whom valproate is the only option after trying other treatments, should use effective contraception and treatment should be started and supervised by a doctor experienced in treating these conditions.” … continue reading EMA press release, 10/10/2014.
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