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Lamictal Linked To Cleft Palate

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Another drug has been linked to birth defects.

Epilepsy Drug, Lamictal, linked to birth defects

According to published reports in Canada, an anti-epilepsy drug, LAMICTAL has been linked to oral birth defects in babies born to mothers who took the medication.

In a statement issued by the drug’s maker, GlaxoSmithKline, after discussions with Health Canada, company officials say that pregnant women taking Lamictal (lamotrigine) in the first three months of a pregnancy run an increased risk of baby being born with a cleft lip and/or palate.