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Can using topamax (topiramate) while you're pregnant cause your child to have a cleft lip?
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If used in the first trimester, topamax (topiramate) has been linked to cleft lip and palate.

In brief: Yes
If used in the first trimester, topamax (topiramate) has been linked to cleft lip and palate.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Mele
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