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Fetal Valproate Syndrome

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Synonyms of Fetal Valproate Syndrome

  • Dalpro, Fetal Effects From
  • Depakene, Fetal Effects From
  • Depakote, Fetal Effects From
  • Depakote Sprinkle, Fetal Effects From
  • Divalproex, Fetal Effects From
  • Epival, Fetal Effects From
  • Fetal Anti-Convulsive Syndrome
  • Myproic Acid, Fetal Effects From
  • Valproic Acid, Fetal Effects From

Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion

Fetal Valproate Syndrome is a rare congenital disorder caused by exposure of the fetus to valproic acid (dalpro, depakene, depakote, depakote sprinkle, divalproex, epival, myproic acid) during the first three months of pregnancy. Valproic acid is an anticonvulsant drug used to control certain types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. A small percentage of pregnant women who take this medication can have a child with Fetal Valproate Syndrome. The exact prevalence of this condition remains to be established. Symptoms of this disorder may include spina bifida, distinctive facial features, and other musculoskeletal abnormalities.

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