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Review: could Valproic acid cause Premature baby?

Summary: Premature baby could be caused by Valproic acid, especially for people who are female, 0-1 old, also take Phenytoin, and have Drug exposure during pregnancy.

We study 9,141 people who have side effects while taking Valproic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have Premature baby. Find out below who they are, when they have Premature baby and more.

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On Apr, 7, 2014: 9,127 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproic acid. Among them, 32 people (0.35%) have Premature Baby. They amount to 0.09% of all the 34,316 people who have Premature Baby on eHealthMe.

Trend of Premature baby in Valproic acid reports

Time on Valproic acid when people have Premature baby * :

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Gender of people who have Premature baby when taking Valproic acid * :

FemaleMale
Premature baby54.84%45.16%

Age of people who have Premature baby when taking Valproic acid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Premature baby62.50%0.00%0.00%25.00%12.50%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Premature baby when taking Valproic acid ** :

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How people recovered from Premature baby ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Drug exposure during pregnancy (10 people, 31.25%)
  2. Epilepsy (5 people, 15.62%)
  3. Ill-defined disorder (2 people, 6.25%)
  4. Hiv test positive (2 people, 6.25%)
  5. Maternal drugs affecting foetus (1 people, 3.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Phenytoin (7 people, 21.88%)
  2. Carbamazepine (6 people, 18.75%)
  3. Topamax (3 people, 9.38%)
  4. Gammaglobulin anti-d (2 people, 6.25%)
  5. Combivir (2 people, 6.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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