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Is Depakote ER safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Villa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Depakote (valproic acid) is a pregnancy category d, which means that the medication has been show to be associated with fetal abnormalities.
Depakote has been shown to increase the risk if spina bifida (spinal defects), and other abnormalities. Not recommended with breastfeeding.

In brief: No
Depakote (valproic acid) is a pregnancy category d, which means that the medication has been show to be associated with fetal abnormalities.
Depakote has been shown to increase the risk if spina bifida (spinal defects), and other abnormalities. Not recommended with breastfeeding.
Dr. Andrew Villa
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
The risk of mental retardation has been re-confirmed. This really is not a safe drug for little newborns.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: No
This med is considered dangerous to the fetus (cognitive delays)and possibly hazardous during breastfeeding.

In brief: No
This med is considered dangerous to the fetus (cognitive delays)and possibly hazardous during breastfeeding.
Dr. James Ferguson
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