FDA warns pregnant women about epilepsy drug
Chaussures Nike Mercurial Pas Cher food and Drug Administration is warning pregnant women to stay away from migraine medicine containing valproate. The agency says the drug can lead to decreased IQ scores in children whose mothers took the medication during pregnancy,Valproate medications should never be used in pregnant women for the prevention nike mercurial stabilisé of migraine headaches because we have even more data now that show the risks to the children outweigh any treatment benefits for this use, said Dr. Russell Katz, director of the Division of Neurology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and nike mercurial stabilisé Research.
The drug Chaussures Nike Mercurial Pas Cher also is used to treat epileptic seizures and bipolar disorder. The agency says pregnant women taking valproateproducts for these conditions should only take the drug if other medications don work. Women who can get pregnant should only use valproate products if absolutely necessary. According to a safety communicationissued by the Agency on Monday, non pregnant women of childbearing age taking valproate products should use effective birth control. medications already come with a boxed warning on the label about the risk to Chaussures Nike Mercurial Pas Cher the fetus and birth defects. In 2011 the FDA issued an alertfollowing preliminary results from the NEADstudy NeurodevelopmentalEffects of AntiepilepticDrugs that showed reduced cognitive test scores in 3 year olds who had been exposed to valproate. Product labels were updated at that time.
The recently published final results of the NEADstudy found children exposed to the drugs in utero had decreased IQ between 8 and 11 points at six years of age compared to children exposed to other antiepileptic medicine. The FDA strengthened their recommendations because of that study.
In April, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found a significant increased risk of autism in children whose mothers used valproate during pregnancy.
New labeling changes are in the works. For valproate products, the drug will now drop from a category which means the drug benefit to pregnant women Chaussures Nike Mercurial Pas Cher may be acceptable despite potential risks, to a Category which means the risk outweighs any possible benefit Chaussures Nike Mercurial Pas Cher nike mercurial stabilisé.