Tag Archives: Women

Anti-Epileptic Drugs in Reproductive eAge Women: Valproic Acid and Topiramate Common

There have long been concerns regarding the safety of the anticonvulsant valproic acid (Depakote) during pregnancy.  Back in 2009, the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society recommended against the use of valproic acid in women of childbearing age because of the various risks associated with prenatal exposure, citing significantly increased risk of congenital… Read More »

FDA Approves Evenity (romosozumab-aqqg) for the Treatment of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women at High Risk of Fracture

FDA Approves Evenity (romosozumab-aqqg) for the Treatment of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women at High Risk of Fracture Print this page April 9, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Evenity (romosozumab-aqqg) to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of breaking a bone (fracture). These are women with a history of… Read More »

Pregnant women who work nights may have a greater risk of miscarriage

Working two or more night shifts in a week may increase a pregnant woman’s risk of miscarriage the following week by around a third, shows a prospective study published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Previous studies have suggested that pregnant women face a greater risk of miscarriage if they work night shifts, but they… Read More »