As discussed in my last article, "Should I have been prescribed Depakote / Depakene / Depacon?", it is extremely important that these drugs are properly prescribed, given their devastating potential fetal side effects. Additionally, any time that Depakote / Depakene / Depacon was prescribed to a female patient, doctors should have warned the … [Read more...]
Should I have been prescribed Depakote / Depakene / Depacon?
Depakote, Depakene, and Depacon are often prescribed for bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and sometimes migraine headaches. The common active ingredient in these four drugs is valproic acid, or valproate. These drugs have been shown to cause significant fetal birth defects when taken by pregnant women, especially during the first trimester of … [Read more...]