A 29-year-old member asked:
can using topamax (topiramate) while you're pregnant cause your child to have a cleft lip?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: If used in the first trimester, topamax (topiramate) has been linked to cleft lip and palate.
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Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
FDA says yes.: Most cleft lips are associated with a family history and folate (folic acid) deficiency; however, last year the fda notified healthcare professionals and patients of an increased risk of development of cleft lip and/or cleft palate (oral clefts) in infants born to women treated with topamax (topiramate) during pregnancy.
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Last updated Mar 2, 2013
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