Prenatal valproate use linked to lower IQ scores at age 6

01/22/2013 | Google

Children born to women who took valproate for epilepsy during pregnancy had lower IQ scores at age 6 than children whose mothers had used one of three other antiepileptic drugs, according to a follow-up study in The Lancet Neurology. Researchers found that valproate use during pregnancy also affected children's verbal ability and memory.

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