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TOPAMAX and PREGNANCY

If you are or have taken TOPAMAX during your pregnancy, your baby is at a higher risk for certain serious  birth defects. These Topamax birth defects can begin in the earliest stages of pregnancy, even before you are aware you may be  pregnant. Topamax and Pregnancy do not go well together.

Based on recent data  from the North American Antiepileptic Drug (AED) Pregnancy Registry, the FDA says 1.4% of infants whose mother used  Topamax during  early stages  of pregnancy developed cleft lip or cleft palate. The data showed the  risk of oral cleft birth defects was much lower (0.07%) for infants of mothers who did not take any epilepsy drugs during their pregnancy. Related animal studies showed  Topamax during pregnancy  caused birth defects, miscarriages, and low fetal weight. It is recommended that if you are taking Topamax and pregnancy occurs, immediately talk to your Doctor.

In response to this new information related to Topamax brith defects  the FDA says the drug must have a a stronger warning on its label. The warning has been changed from category C to a category D risk, which means there is now definitive evidence of fetal birth defect risk based on human data.

Women of childbearing age should talk to their doctor  about using other possible treatments instead of TOPAMAX. If you make the  decision is made to use TOPAMAX, you must use effective birth control.

Topamax and Pregnancy Information Summary

If you are pregnant or even considering trying to become pregnant while taking Topamax, let your Doctor know immediately.  You should not stop taking Topamax without first discussing it  with your Doctor regardless  if you are pregnant.  Your Doctor may be able to prescribe alternative medicines   

 Topamax Lawsuits being filed nationwide.

Lawsuits for Topamax manufacted by Johnson and Johnson are being filed around the country.  If you have taken Topamax and your child has  experienced birth defects you should contact a Topamax attorney to see if you qualify for a Topamax Lawsuit.  It already has been shown that  Johnson and Johnson actually marketed Topamax for unapproved uses and finally had to go to court and face charges.  JNJ pleaded guilty to the charges and ended up paying a 81 million dollar fine for unapproved uses of Topamax. But this new information that Topamax causes birth defects opens up even more lawsuits against the firm. 

Your Child May be Entitled to Compensation, so act now.

If your child  was born with birth defects and you were taking  Topamax during pregnancy , contact us now to speak with our qualified Topamax Lawyer  about possible compensation. Please use the form below and a Topamax expert will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

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