The effects of Topamax on fetuses

One of the most severe side effects of the epilepsy drug Topamax® are the birth defects, cleft lip, cleft palate and genital malformation. Topamax Birth defects like cleft lip and cleft palette have resulted from the use of Topamax by pregnant women

These side effects arise in the first few weeks after conception and can only be mended through a series of medical procedures performed throughout the first 18 years of the child’s life.

The DiCello Law Firm attorneys spoke with Dr. Arun Gosain, of University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio about the team approach used in caring for children born with cleft lip and cleft palate.

As Dr. Gosain explains in the video, recovery from cleft lip and cleft palate requires several years of medical attention and efforts from a range of medical departments.

Children born with cleft lip and cleft palate face an incredible number of challenges from infancy through adulthood. If you or someone you know takes the epilepsy and migraine drug Topamax® contact our firm. We can help you find out if you are at risk.


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