NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Medicines Update

Valproate Medicines

Are you acting in compliance with the pregnancy prevention measures?

Previous Medicines Update blogs have highlighted the MHRA valproate medicines safety alert April 2018 regarding women taking valproate medicines. A further MHRA – Drug Safety Update Dec 2018 reminds professionals that they must continue to identify and review all female patients on valproate, including when it is used outside the licensed indications (off-label use) and provide them with the patient information materials.

For further information on the implementation of MHRA recommendations on valproate and risk of abnormal pregnancy outcomes in NHSGGC please refer to the memo (on StaffNet) published by the NHSGGC Valproate Safety Stakeholders Group on behalf of NHSGGC Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee.

For further information please contact ggcprescribing@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.

 

Published 20/02/19. Medicines Update blogs are correct at the time of publication.

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