Epilepsy drug dangers 'not taken seriously'
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Epilepsy drug dangers 'not taken seriously'

Almost 70% of women surveyed about a powerful epilepsy drug have not received new safety warnings about the dangers of taking it during pregnancy, the BBC has been told exclusively.

Sodium valproate, known as Epilim, carries a 10% risk of physical abnormalities in unborn babies.

Susan Cole told the Today programme how her daughter developed fetal valproate syndrome after Cole took the drug during pregnancy.

  • 22 Sep 2017
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