Read the full report on Anti-Seizure Medicines (ASMs) prescribed to females aged 0 to 54, and pregnant women in Scotland.

Public Health Scotland (PHS) has been working with stakeholders to develop information and intelligence to provide a better understanding of the use, benefits and risks of medicines taken in pregnancy across Scotland, as part of the response to the Baroness Julia Cumberlege Review Report, “First Do No Harm”.  

PHS has published the first report on Anti-Seizure Medicines (ASMs) prescribed to females aged 0 to 54 years and pregnant women in Scotland from April 2018 to September 2023.

The report has a focus on two of these medicines: valproate and topiramate, as informed by MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) and CHM (Commission on Human Medicines) requirements.

You can read the full report here. It is also attached as a resource.

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