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What is phenytoin sodium and Depakote risk for fetus?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: These meds a problem
Both meds are listed as category "d", known to have adverse effects on the fetus.
(iugr, bone changes, small head, mental retardation) the phentoin is regarded as the worse of the two. Most ob's would chose to have you on one of the newer meds with less risks.

In brief: These meds a problem
Both meds are listed as category "d", known to have adverse effects on the fetus.
(iugr, bone changes, small head, mental retardation) the phentoin is regarded as the worse of the two. Most ob's would chose to have you on one of the newer meds with less risks.
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