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?

Read for free

Sign up to access everything.

Free trial

Login

Already a member? Login to view this content.

Login

Related content

"I started using LocumDeck as one of our locums used it. It was easy to see her availability and when bookings are made I get confirmation of the booking and can view them on the calendar too. When invoices are sent, I can see it on the site, and digitally sign the pension form (this is one of the best bits!). It would be good if all locums used it, as then it would be so much easier for me to track my bookings and check their availability without emailing or texting them, waiting for a reply and then emailing back to confirm. It’s a great place for their documents to sit also. I can access it from home or my mobile which is useful as when I am not in surgery is when I usually need a locum!"

Debbie, Practice Manager in St Ives

See the full list of features within our NASGP membership plans

Membership