Topamax is a drug manufactured to help people with seizures and epilepsy. Recently, the manufacturers have been under fire for not providing enough information about side effects of usage.
Manufacturer: Janssen Pharms
The side effects of Topamax are dangerous when taken by an expectant mother.
1.4 percent of infants that were exposed to Topamax during early pregnancy were born with oral clefts. That percentage is nearly three times the rate of oral clefts for infants that were exposed to antiepileptic medications. It is also 20 times the rate of oral clefts for infants that were not exposed to any antiepileptic drugs.
About 32.3 million Topamax prescriptions were dispensed and about 4.3 million patients received Topamax prescriptions at retail pharmacies, between 2007 and 2010. Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical plead guilty in 2010 for illegally promoting Topamax for off-label use. Some of those off-label uses are:
If you or a loved one took Topamax while pregnant and had a baby with a birth defect as a result, contact the Topmax Lawyers at Goldblatt + Singer today.
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