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Generic Name
Valproic Acid
Trade Name
Risk Category
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Anticonvulsant used in epilepsy.
  • Antimanic.
  • Prophylactic against migraine.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses the placenta.
  • Causes neural tube defects mainly when used during the first trimester.
  • Causes cardiac and facial anomalies.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted in breast milk and can reach 1-10% of maternal serum concentration.
  • Use with caution.
  • Other Trade Names
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