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Sodium valproate and pregnancy: Support for parents and carers

25 January 2018

Some anti-epileptic drugs are known to have potentially harmful effects on an unborn baby – particularly the medicine sodium valproate.

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Parents and carers advised to inspect Buccolam oral syringes before use

19 January 2018

This news story is based on an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), asking all healthcare professionals to speak to parents and carers about carefully inspecting Buccolam pre-filled plastic syringes before giving the medicine to their child.

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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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