Depakote May Cause Cognitive Defects, FDA Warns
At age three, children whose mothers were on Depakote or another valproate sodium-based drug throughout their pregnancy scored lower on IQ tests than a control group whose mothers took other anti-seizure medications, the FDA said.
The agency has previously cautioned that Depakote could cause other birth defects. In December 2009, it told doctors that use of the...
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