Epilepsy drug affects child IQ

A drug found to affect the cognitive ability of toddlers born to women who took the medication for epilepsy has a longer-term
impact on their IQ, a study said on Wednesday.

Researchers in the United States carried out follow-up tests among the same group of children whose investigation in 2009 led to warning by the US health watchdog about the potential risks of the drug valproate in pregnancy.

Posted by Ralph Clinton

Epilepsy drug affects child IQ

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