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2011-04-28 00:00:29

The law firm of Atkins & Markoff, a team of Oklahoma defective drug attorneys, hereby announces that the firm is reviewing claims free of charge regarding Depakote birth defects along with a full Depakote resource at http://www.atkinsandmarkoff.com. Depakote is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug that has recently been found to lead to birth defetcs when used during pregnancy. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 The Oklahoma law firm of Atkins & Markoff hereby announces...

2011-04-25 19:02:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lamictal® XR(TM) (lamotrigine) Extended-Release Tablets for conversion to monotherapy in patients 13 years and older with partial seizures taking one anti-epileptic drug. This is a new indication for Lamictal XR which is already approved as add-on treatment for partial seizures and primary generalized tonic-clonic...

2011-04-15 00:00:30

Anticonvulsant medications such as Depakote are being found to possibly cause birth defects according to recent studies. Victims of these anticonvulsant birth defects may need financial help to provide potential life-long medical care for children born with such conditions as spina bifida, heart malformations, or physical cleft injuries. More information about this can be found at http://www.consumerjusticefoundation.com. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 14, 2011 The Consumer Justice Foundation (CJF)...

2011-04-15 00:00:30

Researchers at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, have uncovered that exposure to Valproic acid in fetuses can lead to severe birth defects. Valproic acid is a common ingredient in anticonvulsant drugs such as Depakote. Additional resources can be found at http://www.depakotebirthinjury.com. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 14, 2011 The Consumer Justice Foundation works diligently to inform American consumers about potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals and other harmful substances offered...

2011-03-28 00:00:27

As lawsuits against the makers of the epilepsy drug Depakote begin to surface in the United States, Depakote lawyers begin to consult with families of birth defect victims about possible Depakote lawsuits. Depakote is a prescription anticonvulsant used to treat epilepsy and the manic phase of bipolar disorder. Depakote Birth Injury Resources provides online information about possible Depakote birth defects and means to connect with Depakote lawyers. (PRWEB) March 26, 2011 As new studies...

2011-01-10 15:37:43

Most anti-epileptic drugs are associated with an increased risk of non-traumatic fracture in individuals 50 years of age and older, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Anti-epileptic drugs are considered a secondary risk factor for osteoporosis, according to background information in the article, because epilepsy is highly prevalent in older adults, a population already at risk for osteoporosis. Additionally, anti-epileptic...

2011-01-09 00:43:14

The prescription drug Depakote is currently the most prescribed branded treatment for patients with mania associated with bipolar disorder as well as for the treatment of epilepsy. Depakote is produced by Abbott Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company based in Abbott Park, North Chicago, Illinois. Currently, Abbot Laboratories is being evaluated by Depakote Birth Injury Resources ("DBIR" or DepakoteBirthInjury.com) for the high number of birth defects and birth injuries resulting from the...

2010-12-05 00:13:28

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to health care professionals and patients about the potential increased risk of birth injuries and birth defects when valproate sodium and related products (e.g. Depacon, Depakote or Stavzor) are used by mothers during pregnancy. Depakote Birth Injury Resources (DepakoteBirthInjury.com) offers information and resources about the possible side effects of valproate sodium, including neural tube malformations, craniofacial defects and...

2010-11-29 14:15:43

Doctors treating female epilepsy patients have to take account of the specific hormonal situation in women. Such an approach can often reduce the limitations imposed by the disease. This is the conclusion reached by Sabine Weil of Munich University and her co-authors in the latest issue of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107(45): 787-93). Around 400 000 women in Germany suffer from epilepsy. Of every 1000 children, three or four are born...

2010-11-29 07:52:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Especially good news for women with epilepsy has been revealed by researchers:  breastfeeding your baby while taking seizure medications may not harm the child's IQ later in life. "While more research is needed with larger numbers of women and their babies, these results are reassuring to women who want to give their babies all the benefits of breastfeeding but also need to remain on their epilepsy medications to avoid devastating seizures," study author Kimford...


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