Houston Depakote Attorney
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Depakote has been linked to many harmful and sometimes fatal side effects such as birth defects, cleft palate, fetal death, growth retardation, heart malformations, neural tube birth injury, spina bifida and more. In April 2009, the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) approved a Depakote safety label change on certain forms of the drug. The label change contained new information regarding the affiliation of suicidal behavior with Depakote and the danger of using Depakote during pregnancy.
FDA warns consumers that Depakote has been linked to:
› Liver damage and liver failure
› Birth Defects such as spina bifida and neural tube defects
› Pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas
What is Depakote?
Learn About Depakote Medication
Depakote is a prescription medication used to treat seizures, mania associated with bipolar disorder and migraine headaches. The FDA-approved Depakote label change stated that the use of Depakote and other AEDs may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior. The label change noted that pregnant women taking Depakote should enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry.
History of Depakote:
› goes by the generic names of divalproex sodium
› contains the active ingredient divalproex sodium
› was originally approved March 10, 1983
› is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories
› is approved for treatment of seizures, mania related to bipolar disorder, and migraine headaches.
Depakote Side Effects
Why is Depakote prescribed to patients?
While Depakote can help treat seizures, mania related to bipolar disorder, and migraine headaches, the side effects associated with the drug are often severe and sometimes life threatening. There are severe and sometimes fatal side effects related to the use of Depakote.
› Birth defects
› Cleft Palate
› Fetal Death
› Growth Retardation
› Hand Deformations
› Heart Malformations
› Neural Tube Birth Injury
› Skeletal Birth Defects
› Spina Bifida
Houston Depakote Lawyer
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Contact us right away if you or a loved one has experienced adverse side effects from the use of Depakote. You may qualify for compensation to help with the cost of your medical expenses, as well as your pain and suffering. Call for a free consultation and speak with a Houston based Depakote lawyer. We will answer any Depakote lawsuit information, at no cost to you. Call Gary S. Tucker and Associates at 1-800-275-5007.