Supplying sodium valproate safely to women and girls

25 July 2019

All members of the pharmacy team should make sure they follow the MHRA’s Pregnancy Prevention Programme (PPP) for sodium valproate every time it is dispensed. 

We spoke to two women whose children were affected by exposure to sodium valproate during their pregnancies, to find out why it’s so important to make sure that women are made aware of the risks when dispensing sodium valproate.

See the previous Regulate article on dispensing sodium valproate safely
 

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