Parenthood changes your thoughts and actions to revolve around the wellbeing of your child. The parenting books, classes, and advice all try to prepare you, but in the end can the medication you take makes things worse? If you’ve taken Topamax and are a considering pregnancy, consider the following to protect your future family.
The Food and Drug Administration has classified Topamax as a Pregnancy Category D pharmaceutical, which means that Topamax carries an increased risk of harm to fetuses. The North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry reported that mothers who had taken the drug have a higher percentage of their fetuses developing defects within the first trimester. Infants will often exhibit three types of Topamax birth defects: cleft lip, cleft palate, and genital malformations.
The cleft lip is a simplified medical term to describe an opening or gap in the lip. There are three types of … Read More »