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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