birth defectsThere is nothing more terrifying than learning that a prescription medication you were taking has harmed your unborn child. Injured infants must often remain in the hospital and undergo painful and dangerous treatments to correct the defects caused by dangerous prescription drugs. The emotional and monetary cost to families cannot be understated.

Topamax®, an anti-seizure medication, has been linked to potential birth defects, causing devastation for countless families.

If you believe Topamax may have caused a birth defect in your family, reach out to our drug injury lawyers in Kansas City today: 816-888-8888.

Pregnant Women & Topamax

Topamax has been shown to be particularly dangerous to pregnant women. The drug has been associated with facial and skeletal deformities in infants and has also been known to cause genital defects.

In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration reclassified the drug to indicate that Topamax increased the risk of birth defects in infants, especially if pregnant women took the drug within the first trimester of their pregnancy.

Defects caused by the drug include:

  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Palate
  • Hypospadias
  • Spina Bifida

Pregnancy studies reveal that nearly 1.5% of infants exposed to the drug developed a cleft lip or cleft palate. These conditions make eating and speaking very difficult and can only be corrected through costly surgeries.

Many women who were using Topamax while they were pregnant have filed lawsuits. Mothers who used Topamax and gave birth to an infant with one of these conditions should immediately contact one of our dangerous drug attorneys right away at 816-888-8888.

Other Side Effects of Topamax

In addition to allegedly endangering infants, Topamax has also been found to endanger the adults who are prescribed the drug. The symptoms and side effects experienced by adults taking Topamax range from mild to severe.

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If you have been prescribed Topamax and you experience any of the following side effects, get emergency medical help immediately. Do not stop taking the drug without prior medical permission.

Dangerous allergic reactions to Topamax include:

  • Hives
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Swelling of the Face, Lips, Tongue or Throat

Additionally, severe changes in your mood or behavior should be reported to your doctor. Common emotional symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Impulsiveness
  • Irritability
  • Aggressiveness
  • Suicidal Thoughts

Patients should not stop taking Topamax without consulting with a doctor.

Get Help: Contact Our Dangerous Drug Lawyers

The Kansas City drug injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are helping injury victims determine who should be held responsible for these birth defects. Our goal is to seek and obtain financial settlements and awards for birth defects and other injuries caused by Topamax.