Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Safe use of valproic acid during pregnancy.
Can Fam Physician 1999; 45:1451-3CF

Abstract

QUESTION

I have an epileptic patient who plans pregnancy. It took us years to control her seizures, and valproic acid seems to be the only way to control them. What is the risk to her fetus?

ANSWER

Neural tube defects (NTDs) are the most common of the major anomalies associated with in utero exposure to valproic acid. About 1% to 2% of exposed fetuses suffer adverse effects.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Toronto.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10386205

Citation

Koren, G, and D Kennedy. "Safe Use of Valproic Acid During Pregnancy." Canadian Family Physician Medecin De Famille Canadien, vol. 45, 1999, pp. 1451-3.
Koren G, Kennedy D. Safe use of valproic acid during pregnancy. Can Fam Physician. 1999;45:1451-3.
Koren, G., & Kennedy, D. (1999). Safe use of valproic acid during pregnancy. Canadian Family Physician Medecin De Famille Canadien, 45, pp. 1451-3.
Koren G, Kennedy D. Safe Use of Valproic Acid During Pregnancy. Can Fam Physician. 1999;45:1451-3. PubMed PMID: 10386205.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Safe use of valproic acid during pregnancy. AU - Koren,G, AU - Kennedy,D, PY - 1999/7/1/pubmed PY - 1999/7/1/medline PY - 1999/7/1/entrez SP - 1451 EP - 3 JF - Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien JO - Can Fam Physician VL - 45 N2 - QUESTION: I have an epileptic patient who plans pregnancy. It took us years to control her seizures, and valproic acid seems to be the only way to control them. What is the risk to her fetus? ANSWER: Neural tube defects (NTDs) are the most common of the major anomalies associated with in utero exposure to valproic acid. About 1% to 2% of exposed fetuses suffer adverse effects. SN - 0008-350X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10386205/Safe_use_of_valproic_acid_during_pregnancy_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/10386205/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -