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Related topic: Valproic acid, Premature baby

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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Valproic acid

Valproic acid (latest outcomes from 9,294 users) has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy.

Premature baby

Premature baby (latest reports from 34,433 patients) has been reported by people with hiv infection, depression, epilepsy, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.

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 * :


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

Premature baby54.84%45.16%

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

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 ** :


How people recovered from Premature baby ** :


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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On eHealthMe, Valproic Acid (valproic acid) is often used for epilepsy. Find out below the conditions Valproic Acid is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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