Navigation Links
Epilepsy Drug May Raise Autism Risk in Offspring
Date:12/3/2008

Yet another reason pregnant women should avoid this medication, experts say

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking the epilepsy drug valproate while pregnant are at increased risk of delivering a child who develops autism.

The British findings, appearing in the Dec. 2 issue of Neurology, add to previous research showing that valproate and other anti-epilepsy drugs can contribute to birth defects (particularly neural tube defects).

"There's a fair amount of early data that indicates, for instance, that valproate may cause neural tube closure problems. That's an indication that valproate affects brain development," said Dr. Michel Berg, medical director of the Strong Epilepsy Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center. "That's an indication that valproate affects brain development. It's not surprising that it might affect other aspects of brain development."

Physicians are already cautious about prescribing valproate and other drugs to pregnant women or women planning to become pregnant, however.

"I don't think this will change practice dramatically," said Dr. Jeffrey P. Brosco, an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and director of clinical services at the Mailman Center for Child Development in Miami. "This reaffirms that there is a lot of reason to try to avoid this drug if there is another available."

Reassuringly, added Berg, the study did not seem to find a substantial increase in the development of autism spectrum disorders among the children of women who had taken another anti-seizure drug, lamotrigine (brand name Lamictal), while pregnant.

Drugs for this condition have encountered other problems. Previous studies have also found that pregnant women who use the epilepsy drug topiramate (brand name Topamax) alone or in combination with other epilepsy drugs may be increasing their risk of birt
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Surgery a Boon for Most Common Form of Epilepsy
2. Unique Scholarship Helps People Affected by Epilepsy Fulfill Life Ambitions
3. Novel Techniques Offers New Freedom to Patients with Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, Dystonia, and Tremor
4. FDA Approves New Drug for Severe Epilepsy
5. November: National Epilepsy Awareness Month Actress Hunter Tylo Turns Tragic Loss Into Hope
6. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month
7. Epilepsy drug may help Alzheimers patients
8. Common epilepsy drug could prevent and treat Alzheimers disease
9. Diet may eliminate spasms for infants with epilepsy
10. Epilepsy Receiving Inadequate Attention
11. Epilepsy drug may help alcoholics recover from dependence, small study suggests
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Epilepsy Drug May Raise Autism Risk in Offspring
(Date:9/15/2014)... (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 With a simple ... Medicine can gain valuable insight to help personalize the treatment ... (PAD) . , The ideal approach to medicine is preventive ... predict how a patient will respond to specific drugs. A ... patient’s genetic makeup, allowing the physician to tailor medical therapy ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... September 15, 2014 (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 ... what the startup business requirements are in each state; ... business. , Speakers include industry professionals, such as medical ... in Oakland,CA and cannabis business consultant Travis ... are already successfully running legal marijuana businesses all over ...
(Date:9/14/2014)... (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 This event ... event of “10 Day Fest” Festival Vernissage: Social Gastronomy ... J.C. DISI. Festival Vernissage: Social Gastronomy will bring together ... 30 senior management of international corporations and 30 disadvantaged ... unwanted fresh food. It also aimed to raise the ...
(Date:9/14/2014)... York (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 ... to move forward in courts throughout the U.S., ... filed in San Francisco Superior Court, defendants in ... the judge overseeing the proceeding to deny a ... re-transferred to Los Angeles Superior Court. Plaintiffs seeking ...
(Date:9/14/2014)... 2014 In the recent years, there ... has resulted in an increase in the number of ... great services at very affordable prices. , The famous ... professional WordPress hosting suppliers and announced that Bluehost ( ... hosting companies of 2014. Those who want to obtain ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Center for Vascular Medicine Offers Genetic Testing For Personalized Vascular Care 2Health News:How to Start And Run a Successful Legal Marijuana Business 2Health News:PolyU Invites Professional Chefs and Grassroot Families to Prepare a Feast Using Unwanted Fresh Food Collected from Local Wet Markets 2Health News:DePuy ASR Lawsuit News: Defense Asks Judge Overseeing California Litigation to Deny Opt-Out Plaintiffs’ Re-Transfer Request, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:DePuy ASR Lawsuit News: Defense Asks Judge Overseeing California Litigation to Deny Opt-Out Plaintiffs’ Re-Transfer Request, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:DePuy ASR Lawsuit News: Defense Asks Judge Overseeing California Litigation to Deny Opt-Out Plaintiffs’ Re-Transfer Request, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com Considers Bluehost, GoDaddy and Arvixe as the Best SEO Hosting Suppliers 2
... working at the Trafford General center apologized today for all ... accused of misreporting the breast cancer scans, which led to ... now seventeen of those women are very serious because their ... ,All this happened when Dr Husien worked at the Trafford ...
... environmental watchdog agency there is an increase in the rates ... every ten children are diagnosed with the respiratory illness. // ... chronic conditions in Canadian children. It also affects the adults. ... mind the health of children in Canada, the United States ...
... been a tenfold increase in the number of patients who ... last eight years. // During the year 2004 alone, the ... alone, when compared to the 1997 figure of 10 causalities. ... ,The opposition party in the UK has insisted ...
... California State has declared passive smoking as toxic as ... incidence of cancers and lung diseases due to passive ... smoking as it as already banned smoking in public ... to make such a declaration came after many scientific ...
... has warned that unhealthy conditions prevailing in the traditional ... flu//. This caution from the WHO comes after it ... from the H5N1 bird flu virus. ,"The ... workers and the customer in the wet marketplace demonstrated ...
... get new hope from a research study conducted by the ... stem cell therapies. The research team led by the Mount ... role is played by the nervous system while infusing the ... and immune cells come from the hematopoietic stem cells. The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Air pollution increases asthma in Canada 2
(Date:9/12/2014)... , September 12, 2014 ... Market by Application [Beverages (Alcoholic, CSD, Sports & Energy ... Pet Food, Meat & Seafood)], by Material (Aluminum ... by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the Food & ... of each application in terms of volumes and ...
(Date:9/12/2014)... , Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 9 th ... 22-24, 2014 – Bethesda, MD ... http://www.fdanews.com/9thInspectionsSummitEarlyBird   Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140912/145652 ... for the next inspection than to get a glimpse ... during and after an inspection. Come to ...
(Date:9/12/2014)... 12, 2014 Research and Markets ... "Global Medical Technologies Market 2014-2018" report to ... a collective term for software solutions, medical devices, ... health. The Global Medical Technologies market covers active ... In vitro diagnostics technology, dental technology, electromechanical medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Food & Beverage Metal Cans Market Worth $49.20 Billion by 2019 2Food & Beverage Metal Cans Market Worth $49.20 Billion by 2019 3Food & Beverage Metal Cans Market Worth $49.20 Billion by 2019 4FDAnews Announces: Early Bird Registration Discount Ends Sept.19 for 9th Annual Inspections Summit, Oct. 22-24, 2014 2FDAnews Announces: Early Bird Registration Discount Ends Sept.19 for 9th Annual Inspections Summit, Oct. 22-24, 2014 3Global Medical Technologies Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are GE, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Roche and Siemens 2Global Medical Technologies Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are GE, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Roche and Siemens 3
... and CAMPBELL, Calif. , May ... sophisticated risk characterization and personalized therapy guidelines for ... of advanced tests, offering an accompanying nutrition program, ... Director stated:  "With appropriate risk characterization and treatment, ...
... May 25 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Lumizyme (alglucosidase ... a rare genetic disorder. , , ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) , , , ... an estimated 1 in every 40,000 to 300,000 births. Its primary symptom is ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Health Network Laboratories (HNL) Enters Into License Agreement With Hunter Laboratories to Provide HunterHeart Cardiovascular Disease Management Program. 2FDA Approves New Treatment for Late-Onset Pompe Disease 2FDA Approves New Treatment for Late-Onset Pompe Disease 3
The GII titanium anchor is the "Gold Standard" for soft tissue reattachment to bone. The GII's small size, high pull-out strength and wide range of clinical applications make it the anchor of choice ...
... Revo Suture Anchor offers a simple and ... rotator cuff repair. The cutting tip requires ... with two #2 strands of braided polyester ... are avoided with the Independent Suture Sliding ...
The Atakr II RF Generator provides high power output with the integral safety of closed-loop temperature control using the embedded thermocouples in Medtronic RF ablation catheters....
... The only truly dedicated electrophysiology system ... EPX2 Bi-Plane System incorporates Fischer's patented "C ... and patient support personnel the ultimate in ... approach, the ceiling suspended EPX2 minimizes equipment ...
Medicine Products: