Topiramate (brand name: Topamax) is the active ingredient in many anticonvulsant medications like Topamax and is used in the preventative treatment of seizures and migraines. However, topiramate has recently been linked to an increased risk of congenital birth defects in children born to mothers who took the medication while pregnant.
Do I Have a Topiramate Lawsuit? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one has given birth to a child with a congenital birth defect after taking topiramate during pregnancy, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a topiramate lawsuit.
Topiramate was originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a preventative treatment for those suffering from chronic bouts of seizures and migraines. However, mounting empirical evidence suggests that the use of medications containing topiramate may increase the risk of pregnant women giving birth to children with congenital birth defects.
On March 4, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning regarding the increased risk of congenital birth defects in babies who were born to women taking topiramate. As a result, The FDA has required that topiramate be placed in Pregnancy Category D because of the conclusive evidence linking the drug to birth defects in children.
Side Effects of Topiramate
The following side effects have been linked to topiramate:
- Birth defects
- Cleft palate and cleft lip
- Upper respiratory infection
- Cranial defects
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