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Review: could Valproic acid cause Premature baby?

Summary: Premature baby is found among people who take Valproic acid, especially for people who are female, 0-1 old, also take medication Phenytoin, and have Drug exposure during pregnancy.

We study 9,151 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 has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 9,305 Valproic acid users)

Premature baby

Premature baby has been reported by people with hiv infection, depression, epilepsy, stress and anxiety, birth control. (latest reports from 11,805 Premature baby patients)

On Jan, 31, 2015: 9,151 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproic acid. Among them, 32 people (0.35%) have Premature Baby.

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. Perphenazine (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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    Has anybody with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy tried Mangosteen capsule to prevent seizure? Is it effective? Are there any side effets?
  • Can valproic acid cause conjunctivitis abdominal pain and diarrhea?
    i had taken valproic acid in 1988 .. stopped the drug and did not remember the reason

    in 1999 my dr wanted me to try v acid again at age 44 .. i took the med . with in 2 hours my eyes and stomach burned . and i had diarrhea. my eyes were blood red eye lids red in side . .. then i remembered why i tried valproic acid and stopped the drug in 80's .. nasty and quirk pain for me . hope this helps others as sensitive to meds as me .. thanks
  • If my ex gives my son his depakene (through a feeding tube) without food (only water) sun, mon, & tues, could this cause severe gastroenteritis peaking thurs/fri (but recovering before sun)?
    Disabled children and children with severe autism generally have very sensitive intestines to begin with. My son also has food allergies and is a carrier for Celiac's disease - but does not have active Celiac's and does eat gluten. These are cyclic EXTREME episodes. In addition to the severe pain, his eczema flares up and he has more seizures. Once an episode begins, if I give him fresh pressed vegetable juices, foods that are soft on the stomach, and avoid foods that he has a positive blood allergy to (but can normally be included in his diet), his eczema stays under control and he does not scream, cry, and bite. But, if I give him a food that is acidic or dairy, the screaming, crying and biting generally starts about 30 minutes after the end of the meal. I really need some ideas and help.
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    Im moody and i have hands trembeling . I can not sleep well. Very senstive. Cry most of the time. I am bored. My mind hang sometimes. I can not decide correctly . and change my decicin most of the time.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I take two tablets of Depakin chrono (valproic acid) total 1000 at night one time. it helps me in getting sleep, otherwise I'm not able to. however during the day im so dizzy.

    I thinking of trying to cut it off totally


  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • my son has been taking depakine chrono 500 for 6 years now, he had two seizures when he was 9 years old on the same day, two hours apart, he did`t have any sort of movment when he had them, it was like he froze for 4 minutes or so in both times, on the same day he started taking depakine and didn`t have any thing of the kind since, about two years ago i started noticing strange face expressions , like he was swallowing and squinching his mouth, and doesn`t stop till i shout or move him, and eventually he stops even if i don`t call out his name,
    he says he doesnt control it,and feel as if there is a soft and warm sensation making him do them. i consulted many doctors, the last one said they`r tics & nothing to be afraid of, I worry for my son, and want to be sure that they`r not signs of something else,
    the last doctor told me that we must start cutting down on the medication since he is seizure free for this long.


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