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Administered anti convulsant epilim when pregnant. Could it have affected the fetus?

i administered anti convulsant epilim(valproic acid?) to my child while i was pregnant. i have seen that it is a bad teratogen for developing fetus . i searched the web for information regarding exposure;apparently it is readily absorbed through skin. i am worried any little amount of the drug that contacted my skin would affected my baby
Asked On : Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2016

Welcome to HCM.

Valproic acid is an anti epileptic and TERATOGENIC. It shouldn't be taken during pregnancy. It has several harmful effect on baby.

I suggest you to undergo one anomaly scan (18-23 weeks) and QUAD TEST (15-20 weeks) for evaluation of fetal abnormality or birth defect and consult with your doctor.

Good luck.
Answered: Fri, 25 Jul 2014
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