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For what valprol cr 500 is used and what are the side effects ?

I am taking VALPROL CR500 for last 8yrs. my first child is normal in all respect . I am again expecting a child what should i do and even tell me its substitute during pregnansy
Asked On : Mon, 5 Sep 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Are you suffering from Seizures. This medicine is usually given to prevent seizures. In Pregnancy this drug should not be taken as it can cause problems in the baby. You need to get it changed to different drug like Phenobarbitone perhaps, after discussing with your Doctor. This medicine is safer in pregnancy. Eat healthy, do regular exercise, stay fit.
Answered: Tue, 6 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome.VALPROIC ACID is used in seizures and bipolar disorders.This should not be used in pregnancy as it causes neural tube defects in offspring.Consult your Gynec and Neurologist for alternate drug.Good luck.
Answered: Fri, 14 Oct 2011
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