After the recent announcement by the FDA, Topamax (topiramate) labels are being updated to include the increased risk (twenty-one times the normal rate) of your newborn baby being born with a cleft palate or lip. If you are currently pregnant and taking Topamax, this news should cause alarm, of course. However, it is important to consult with your medical professional before making any decisions regarding your prescription drug regimen. There are negative consequences associated with discontinuing the use of Topamax abruptly, which is why a medical practitioner should be consulted first. We want you to be as safe as possible, and be informed about you and your child’s health.
With this in mind, it usually behooves women to discontinue use of Topamax, under medical care, if they are of child bearing age, or are pregnant. There are still legitimate uses for Topamax, including prevention of seizures and migraine headaches, but the potential side effects need to be seriously considered. If your child was born with a cleft palate or lip, it may negatively affect her health and wellbeing, so do not hesitate to contact the experienced birth defects attorneys at the Mininno Law Offices.
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If your child was born with a cleft lip or palate birth defect, that you believe can be attributed to your use of Topamax before or during pregnancy, you will want to speak with one of our professionals. Please contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation, or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
It is important to have experienced birth defects attorneys on your side because they can provide financial assistance that could help your child immensely.