On March 4, 2011, the FDA announced that it has reclassified Topamax from a Pregnancy Category C to a Category D. This category change is more serious and occurred after receiving information showing an increased risk of birth defects such as cleft lips and cleft palates among babies born to women who took the drug during early pregnancy.
Additional Topamax Side Effects
Some pregnant women who used Topamax during their first trimester, had babies who suffered the following birth defects:
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
- Genital defects
- Fetal and skeletal deformities
More About Topamax
Topamax, also known as topiramate, is a drug used to treat epilepsy and seizures. Topamax, manufactured by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, has been prescribed to over 800,000 people since its introduction in the late 1990s.
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