Navigation Links
Anti-Epileptic Drug Intake May Result In Children With Mental Retardation

According to American scientists, women who took an epilepsy drug during their pregnancy are at greater risk of having children// with lower IQ.

In question is the drug valproate (already at the center of a British court action after claims that it has damaged children). Valproate seems to double the chance that the woman's child will be born with mental retardation.

Around 140 British families claim that their children are suffering from fetal anti-convulsant syndrome because their mothers took valproate during pregnancy. The syndrome includes a range of neural, behavioral and physical disorders such as cleft palate and spina bifida, learning difficulties, behavioral problems and abnormalities in movement, speech, vision and hearing.

Many mothers were prescribed the brand Epilim, made by Sanofi-Synthelabo, though the drug is also available in generic forms. As of now, Sanofi is the only company involved in the court action, with a trial date set for October 2008.

Lead researcher Kimford Meador, of the University of Florida in Gainesville, looked at IQ results of 187 children born to mothers who had taken the epilepsy drugs carbamazepine, lamotrigine, phenytoin, or valproate during pregnancy.

The results, presented yesterday at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in Boston, showed that 24 percent of the children of mothers who took valproate had an IQ low enough to be defined as mentally retarded. This was against 12 percent for carbamazepine, 9 percent for lamotrigine, and 12 percent for phenytoin.

The results are published in the journal Neurology.

Children whose mothers took carbamazepine scored an average of 93 points on the IQ tests, those on phenytoin 93, lamotrigine 96, and 84 for valproate.

Says Meador: "Our findings are consistent with other studies, which have shown valproate poses an increased risk for fetal death and birth defect.”

Yet, Ingrid Burns of
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Dangers of Low Calcium Intake
2. Caffeine Intake May reduce Insulin Sensitivity
3. Robo-Dog To Monitor Your Calorie Intake
4. Intake Of Processed Meat And Fat Associated With Pancreatic Cancer
5. Excess Intake of Alcohol Results in Permanent DNA Damage.
6. Intake of a healthy and balanced diet: miracle for old people.
7. Newborns Affected By Antidepressant Intake Of Mothers
8. Salt & Its Intake Causes a Strong debate In UK
9. Pre-eclampsia Pronounced With Intake of Vitamins in Large Doses
10. Viewing TV During Lunch Affects Childrens Food Intake
11. TV Viewing Increases Intake of Junk Food
Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/28/2014)... project SOPHIE has evaluated the relationship between the ... health in Europe. The results show that countries ... and countries with contradictory policies (Eastern Europe), present ... poorer health than men. Health inequalities are especially ... a 27% higher risk of having poor health ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 ... “a silent killer,” prescription drug abuse causes more fatal ... than 16,500 lives a year. (1) Those who are ... (65 years of age and up), with many in ... daily. (2) Conversation regarding this growing epidemic was reawakened ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter ... taxpayers who go without health insurance this year will face ... a family of five, the Internal Revenue Service says. ... the federal tax penalties that some Americans will owe for ... is based on the monthly national average premium for a ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014 "We experienced difficulty ... said one of two inventors from Jamestown, Calif. "We ... open so that we could pour medications in more ... STAY OPEN to keep the lids open as the ... closing until all compartments have been filled. This eliminates ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC), a non-profit provider ... an article designed to educate patients about the opportunity ... the health center has a strong focus on providing ... to obtaining high quality yet affordable healthcare services. ... here: http://www.chcsno.org/locations.ashx?p=1099 , The article begins by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gender inequalities in health: A matter of policies 2Health News:Rx Drug Abuse Labeled Silent Killer: Claims Nearly 17,000 American Lives a Year; Novus Medical Detox Solution Involves Education and Governmental Support 2Health News:Rx Drug Abuse Labeled Silent Killer: Claims Nearly 17,000 American Lives a Year; Novus Medical Detox Solution Involves Education and Governmental Support 3Health News:Rx Drug Abuse Labeled Silent Killer: Claims Nearly 17,000 American Lives a Year; Novus Medical Detox Solution Involves Education and Governmental Support 4Health News:IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5 2Health News:Community Health Center of Snohomish Releases Article Focusing on Educating the Chronically Ill About Chronic Disease Management 2Health News:Community Health Center of Snohomish Releases Article Focusing on Educating the Chronically Ill About Chronic Disease Management 3
... concerns about erosion of RN and patient care ... today criticized the action by the Service Employees ... affiliate, United Healthcare Workers-West.In a statement today, Rose ... registered nurses in most of the hospitals where ...
... called astrocytes help to cause the urge to sleep that ... funded by the National Institutes of Health. The cells ... are inhibited by caffeine. , "Millions of Americans suffer from ... from pilots to combat soldiers have jobs where sleepiness ...
... Wednesday,s winter storm has impacted the blood ... blood drives were cancelled or postponed on Wednesday ... appointments, resulting in a 32.5% reduction of Penn-Jersey ... 6 blood drives that were scheduled to collect ...
... help spread awareness of Foundation,s mission and servicesSHORT HILLS, ... Foundation, the national, non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures ... lives of people living with paralysis, announced today that ... show "Brothers and Sisters," has been named a celebrity ...
... over 20 now have the condition, while 30% are pre-diabetic, ... most recent analysis of data on diabetes in the United ... and older have the condition, 40 percent of whom have ... patients than noted in a previous study, although the percentage ...
... Washington, D.C. A three-year award from the ... of Population Affairs to Georgetown University,s Institute for ... in California and Massachusetts to offer the Standard ... planning method developed by Institute researchers. , In ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CNA/NNOC Criticizes SEIU Trusteeship: Cites Concerns for Erosion of RN and Patient Care Standards 2Health News:Support cells, not neurons, lull the brain to sleep 2Health News:Support cells, not neurons, lull the brain to sleep 3Health News:Blood Donors Needed in Wake of Winter Storm 2Health News:Dave Annable Named Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Ambassador 2Health News:Diabetes Keeps Rising Among U.S. Adults 2Health News:Diabetes Keeps Rising Among U.S. Adults 3Health News:Bringing easy-to-use, effective natural family planning to American women 2
(Date:7/28/2014)... WELLINGTON, New Zealand , July 28, 2014 ... Institute in Sweden has ... across multiple vendor platforms and has associated volumetrically ... Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention ... volumetric mammographic density: a tool for widespread breast ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... HOUSTON , July 28, 2014  Houston ... announces that he offers orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. ... area patients can have their teeth straightened without ... same long-term benefits associated with other types of ... enjoy natural looks in addition to better support ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014  TNI BioTech, ... biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, marketing and ... has filed definitive proxy materials with the Securities ... Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on ... Standard Time. The record date for determining those ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 2Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 3Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 4Houston Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Behzad Nazari, Now Offers Orthodontic Treatment with Invisalign 2TNI BioTech, Inc., Files Definitive Proxy Materials; Mails Letter Urging Shareholders to Vote the Proxy Card 2TNI BioTech, Inc., Files Definitive Proxy Materials; Mails Letter Urging Shareholders to Vote the Proxy Card 3
... Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ), the world,s leading ... it is scheduled to speak at the Jefferies 2011 ... is scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2011 at 8:30 ... webcast live during the conference and will be available ...
... ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 3, 2011 Everist Genomics ... OncoDefender-CRC assay, a molecular prognostic test for early-stage colorectal ... Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, which will ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110110/NY26865LOGO ) OncoDefender-CRC examines expression ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Everist Genomics Announces New Data on OncoDefender™- CRC Test for Predicting Recurrence Risk for Stage I and II Colorectal Cancer Patients 2Everist Genomics Announces New Data on OncoDefender™- CRC Test for Predicting Recurrence Risk for Stage I and II Colorectal Cancer Patients 3Everist Genomics Announces New Data on OncoDefender™- CRC Test for Predicting Recurrence Risk for Stage I and II Colorectal Cancer Patients 4
Immunoturbidimetric assay for the quantitative in vitro determination of Lipoprotein (a) in human serum or plasma...
Enzymatic assay for the quantitative in vitro determination of glycated protein (fructosamine) in human serum or plasma....
For the quantitative in vitro determination of Lipoprotein (a) in human serum or plasma....
Immunoturbidimetric assay for the quantitative in vitro determination of Lipoprotein (a) in human serum or plasma...
Medicine Products: