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What do I need to know about sodium valproate and pregnancy?

22 March 2017

In light of recent concerns about the potentially harmful effects of some anti-epileptic drugs – particularly sodium valproate – on an unborn baby, Medicines for Children has developed an information leaflet specifically for girls and young women about the risks of becoming pregnant while taking valproate.

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10 new instructional films available on Medicines for Children

3 January 2017

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Medicines for Children has worked with nurses from the children’s charity WellChild and Edge Hill University to produce 10 new instructional films to help parents/carers with giving medicines to their children.

The 10 films cover a variety of common ways to give different types of medicines, as listed below:

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"As a parent/carer you want to be confident you’re doing it correctly with accurate information and not putting your child at risk."
Leanne Cooper

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RT : Easy to understand, reliable info on children's medicines is available at https://t.co/vj9ptzUtKL 4 days 20 hours ago
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Easy to understand, reliable info on children's medicines is available at https://t.co/vj9ptzUtKL 4 days 20 hours ago
Linda Partridge
new information for valproate 2 weeks 3 days ago