The Community pharmacy patient safety group has produced guidance on the use of Valproate in women and girls.
View the Patient card.
View the Patient booklet.
View the Booklet for healthcare professionals.
View the Drug Safety Update.
Patient support networks
If you have questions or concerns about the risks associated with valproate and pregnancy, please speak to your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional.
You can also contact a patient support network such as:
Bipolar UK – 0333 323 3880
Epilepsy Action – 0808 800 5050
Epilepsy Society – 01494 601 400
Mind – 0300 123 3393
If you are taking valproate and think you might be pregnant or know you are pregnant, contact your doctor at once so that you can talk through your options.
If you have experienced any side effects to this medicine you can report these to MHRA using the Yellow Card Scheme.
If you or your child has been affected by valproate medicines, you can also contact a support network such as:
OACS – 07904 200364
INFACT/FACSA – 01253 799161