Four-year-old Nora has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and relies on imported Epilim
and Keppra daily to stop her suffering seizures.
Victoria McMahon, from Speke, claimed she was not warned her epilepsy medication, Epilim
Chrono, could lead to the devastating condition, Foetal Valproate Syndrome.
Victoria McMahon claimed she was not warned her epilepsy medication Epilim
Chrono could lead to the devastating condition Foetal Valproate Syndrome.
Victoria's ordeal started when she was six months pregnant and doctors atAlder HeyChildren's Hospital told her the unborn child had a high risk of brain damage and "major physical deformity" because of the Epilim
"When I was pregnant with Isobelle I continued on the Epilim
as advised by my neurologist.
Sodium valproate, which is marketed under several names including Epilim
, is prescribed for epilepsy, migraine and bipolar disorder.
Diagnosed with bipolar II, Traci is on a drug called Epilim
, as well as occasionally taking Seroquel to help with irritation and anxiety.
Llyfr sy'n neud i chi gwestiynu be oedd yn digwydd pan oedd meddygon Teulu yn cwrdd a rep yn harbwr Aberaeron ac oedd yn neud i chi ddeall pam fod yr argyfwng antibiotics mor ddifrifol a pham fod trychineb y cyffur Epilim
a ddatgelwyd gan Paul Flynn wedi ei gadw'n dawel gyhyd.
Last week, lawyers acting for 80 families who blame Epilim
, sodium valproate, for their children's birth defects dropped their case against makers Sanofi-aventis.
I was on three lots of meds at the same time, an anti-depressant, a mood disorder stabliser (we used epilim
) and an antipsychotic chucked in for good measure.
The main drugs that cause DRESS are anticonvulsants, often used for epilepsy, including carbamazepine, sold as Carbatrol by Shire, valproate, sold by Abbott Laboratories as Depakine and Sanofi-Aventis as Epilim
, Lamictal from GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis' Trileptal and Pfizer's Neurontin.