Topamax Cleft Lip Lawsuit

The FDA said last week it is telling Americans that Topamax causes an increased risk of oral birth defects – specifically cleft lips and cleft palates – in children whose moms took Topamax during pregnancy.

Topamax is approved to treat epileptic seizures and to prevent migraines, which it reportedly does quite effectively. But all the evidence suggests that it can raise the risk of cleft lips and cleft palates in infants exposed to the drug during pregnancy.