Topamax Side Effects Lawyer
On March 4, 2011, the FDA noted in its advisory letter that women who are pregnant should avoid taking Topamax (Topiramate) and its generic equivalents. Topamax is generally prescribed to women who have epilepsy as an anticonvulsant. It also often prescribed as a mood stabilizer for females who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression, or who suffer from migraine headaches.
Topamax is manufactured by Ortho-McNeil and they have been required to update their warning label to account for the risks associated with taking the drug and the birth defects that have been reported. The FDA has also reclassified Topamax from a "Category C" drug, to the more dangerous drug classification of "Category D". This means that there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on human data, but that the potential benefits of the drug in pregnant women may outweigh the risks in certain situations. Women should also discuss alternative drug options with their physician.
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Topamax has been linked to oral cleft palate malformations in newborns whose mothers took the drug during their first trimester. If you have taken Topamax during your pregnancy, your baby now has a higher risk for birth defects called cleft palate and cleft lip. These defects can begin early in pregnancy, including even before you are aware that you are actually pregnant.
If you have taken Topamax during your pregnancy and your child was born with a cleft palate or lip, we encourage you to speak with our Baton Rouge Topamax and birth defect lawyers. At Bohrer Brady LLC, we can help you understand the laws and your rights. You do not have to face a big drug manufacturer alone.
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