Children of women who take an anti-epilepsy medication called valproate during pregnancy may be at a higher risk for autism, a new study suggests.
What does VPA stand for?
VPA stands for Valproate
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study showed that children whose mothers take the antiepileptic drug sodium valproate while pregnant are at significantly increased risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Researchers in the United States carried out follow-up tests among the same group of children whose investigation in 2009 led to warning by the US health watchdog about the potential risks of the drug valproate in pregnancy.
Using IQ as the cognitive marker and after adjusting for maternal IQ, they found that the children exposed to valproate had scores 6 points lower than for carbamazepine, 7 points lower than for phenytoin and 9 points lower than for lamotrigine.
Toddlers of moms who took the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy had lower IQs than the children of women who used other anti-seizure medicines, according to a new study.
Byline: ANI Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Women who take epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy may significantly raise their child's risk of developing autism, says a new study.
While from the same chemical class as valproate (e.
We are happy to clarify that the company is no longer a party to group litigation regarding sodium valproate and that no claims are ongoing against it in respect of this drug.