We are appealing to you on behalf of the Fetal Anti Convulsant Trust and all people affected by Fetal AntiConvulsant Syndromes.
Please could you request a public Inquiry as to why Sodium Valproate (Epilim) has been given out for over 30yrs and is still being given out to women with Epilepsy and other conditions like Bi-Polar, manic Depression, Persistant Headaches, and many more, when there is a chance that they may want to start a family. There needs to be more awareness of the fact that research shows conclusively that there is a 12% risk of the child having Neuro Developmental Problems, with the highest incidence being of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and that the risk increases to 15% if on a second medication.The risk factor then rises to 40% if you take into account all physical and cognitive impairments also. Some physical impairments are so severe the child doesn’t survive into adulthood.
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Will jump ionto this today, Dom