"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public of new data that show that there is an increased risk for the development of cleft lip and/or cleft palate (oral clefts) in infants born to women treated with topiramate (Topamax and generic products) during pregnancy."
Topamax is an anti-seizure drug that is also prescribed for migraine headaches.
You can read the entire FDA announcement here:
I am sure that for anyone who took this drug and did have a child with a cleft, this announcement is a difficult one. When a medicine is involved there can be a lot of guilt and anger that comes. Remember - we all do our best for our children, and that is all we can do!