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Epilepsy, psychiatric drug taken in pregnancy may cause developmental delays
Pregnant women who take valproate sodium, a widely used psychiatric and epilepsy medication (sold under the commercial names Depakote, Depakene and Depacon) run a higher risk than women who take other anti-seizure drugs that the child exposed in utero to the medication will suffer developmental delays, the FDA warned Thursday.
By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots Blog
June 30, 2011