Valproic acid and Premature baby - from FDA reports


Summary

Premature baby is found among people who take Valproic Acid, especially for people who are female, 0-1 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Phenytoin, and have Drug exposure during pregnancy . We study 13,532 people who have side effects while taking Valproic acid from FDA. Among them, 55 have Premature baby. Find out below who they are, when they have Premature baby and more.

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Valproic Acid

Valproic acid has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Valproic acid 13,822 users)

Premature Baby

Premature baby has been reported by people with drug exposure during pregnancy, depression, hiv infection, foetal exposure during pregnancy, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 17,759 Premature baby patients).

On Feb, 20, 2017

13,532 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproic Acid.
Among them, 55 people (0.41%) have Premature Baby


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valproic acid cause Premature baby?

Time on Valproic Acid when people have Premature Baby *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Premature Baby when taking Valproic Acid *:

  • female: 56.1 %
  • male: 43.9 %

Age of people who have Premature Baby when taking Valproic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 71.43 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 14.29 %
  • 30-39: 7.14 %
  • 40-49: 7.14 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Drug Exposure During Pregnancy (10 people, 18.18%)
  • Epilepsy (9 people, 16.36%)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (2 people, 3.64%)
  • Hiv Test Positive (2 people, 3.64%)
  • Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy (2 people, 3.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Phenytoin (9 people, 16.36%)
  • Carbamazepine (7 people, 12.73%)
  • Topamax (4 people, 7.27%)
  • Perphenazine (2 people, 3.64%)
  • Azathioprine (2 people, 3.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy (24 people, 43.64%)
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome (rds) In Infants (11 people, 20.00%)
  • Hypoglycaemia Neonatal (11 people, 20.00%)
  • Drug Exposure During Pregnancy (10 people, 18.18%)
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation (9 people, 16.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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