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Neurontin Can Increase the Risk of Severe Birth Defects
According to some studies, Neurontin taken during pregnancy can increase the risk of babies being born with congenital birth defects.
If you or a family member has taken Neurontin while pregnant and have given birth to a baby with congenital defects, you may be entitled to compensation.
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Neurontin (Gabapentin) was developed to treat epileptic seizures but is also used to treat chronic nerve pain caused by shingles, diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia, multiple sclerosis and sciatic nerve pain. The drug is also used off-label for treatment of restless legs syndrome, anxiety disorders, insomnia and bipolar disorder.
Neurontin falls under the FDA pregnancy category C meaning animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus. However there are no adequate studies in humans. Pregnancy C drugs should only be taken by women who are pregnant when the potential benefits of taking the drug outweigh the risks.
Birth defects associated with anticonvulsants, such as Neurontin, include:
- Cleft palate
- Skull malformations
- Other bone malformations
- Heart defects
- Hydroureter and/or hydronephrosis
- Abnormality in the opening of boy’s urethra
- Extra fingers and toes
- Spina bifida
- Other congenital defects