Epilepsy drug warnings DO NOT reach enough women, 2017 survey finds

Almost 70% of women surveyed about a powerful epilepsy drug have not received new safety warnings about the dangers of taking it during pregnancy

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Two thirds of women who take the antiepileptic drug sodium valproate said they had not received new safety warnings about the dangers of taking it during pregnancy, a survey carried out by epilepsy charities has found. A similar survey last year found that half of women taking the drug were unaware it could harm their fetus.

The new results are to be presented at a public hearing on the safety of valproate drugs organised by the European Medicines Agency on 26 September in London. …

… continue reading Women still not being told about pregnancy risks of valproate on The BMJ doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4426, published 22 September 2017.
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