Valproate – contraindicated in women of childbearing potential

1st November 2018 by Louise Hudman

Valproate – contraindicated in women of childbearing potential

You have probably heard about this on the news, or seen it in other forms, but in case you have missed it, I felt it important to do an update. This information came out in Apr 18 from MHRA.

Valproate is contraindicated for any reason, unless a Pregnancy Prevention Programme is in place (see below).

It is also contraindicated in pregnancy. The only exception is in epilepsy where it may not be feasible to change medications.

Why has this changed?

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