Magnesium Injections May Harm Fetuses

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Magnesium sulfate injections in pregnant women may cause low calcium levels and bone problems in developing babies or fetuses. Magnesium sulfate is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to help control and/or prevent seizures in pregnant women with preeclampsia and eclampsia. Preeclampsia:  Is a condition in pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, sometimes [...]

Valproate The Risk Of Use Outweighs Any Benefit

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Safety Announcement [05-06-2013] “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising health care professionals and women that the anti-seizure medication valproate sodium and related products, valproic acid and divalproex sodium, are contraindicated and should not be taken by pregnant women for the prevention of migraine headaches. Based on information from a recent study, there [...]

Antidepressants May Pose High Blood Pressure Threat To Pregnant Women

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Pregnancy Induced Hypertension Risk Increased By Antidepressant Use, Paxil Has Highest Risk Many women suffer from depression while pregnant.  The depression can become severe enough that prescription antidepressants are prescribed. Pregnancy induced hypertension (high blood pressure) risk is increased by the use of antidepressants reports The New York Times.   The British Journal for Clinical [...]

Risk of Birth Defects Increase With Use of Two Epilepsy Medications


Unfortunately, the use of certain prescription drugs during pregnancy can greatly increase the risk of birth defects in newborns. In fact, two FDA-approved epilepsy medications, Keppra and Lamictal, are examples of the type of prescription medications that could cause harm when taken in pregnancy. Currently, both Lamictal and Keppra are listed as Category C drugs, [...]