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Epilim and pregnancy

5 Feb 2013

Pregnant stomach next to medicine bottlesTwo recent studies have explored the effect of sodium valproate (Epilim) on pregnancy.

Research in the UK suggests that children born to mothers who took an epilepsy medicine during pregnancy are six to ten times more likely to have a neurodevelopmental disorder. The research found that children born to mothers who took sodium valproate (Epilim) were more likely to develop autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or dyspraxia.

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