Valproate use in women: minimising the risks
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According to a survey conducted in 2017 by several epilepsy charities, what percentage of epileptic women aged 16–50 years had not been informed of the risks of taking valproate during pregnancy?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following (in infants) is not associated with in utero exposure to valproate?CorrectIncorrect
What is the risk of congenital malformations when valproate is used in pregnancy?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following forms of contraceptive are considered highly effective?CorrectIncorrect
Every woman or girl of childbearing potential must be enrolled on a pregnancy prevention programme (PPP), except those who:CorrectIncorrect
Every time valproate is supplied to a woman or girl of childbearing potential, a pharmacist must ensure the patient is provided with a:CorrectIncorrect
In an audit of 6,480 community pharmacies between February and March 2019, the Company Chemist’s Association found that:CorrectIncorrect
A woman of childbearing potential presents you with a one month prescription for valproate. You establish that she has not had an annual specialist review in 18 months, she is on highly effective contraception and understands the risks of valproate in pregnancy. How should you handle this situation?CorrectIncorrect
It is recommended that valproate is supplied in the original container. When would it be appropriate for pharmacists to dispense valproate outside of the original packaging?CorrectIncorrect
When should pharmacists refer a woman or girl of childbearing potential prescribed valproate back to the prescriber as a matter of urgency?CorrectIncorrect
The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare issued guidance for effective contraception during the COVID 19 pandemic. It states that:CorrectIncorrect
When should pharmacies supply the patient guide for valproate when dispensed for a woman or girl of childbearing age?CorrectIncorrect
Regarding real-life challenging scenarios, which of the following is true of people taking valproate?CorrectIncorrect
Under Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority regulations, women who are changing antiepileptic drugs will need to be advised to stop driving:CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following is not associated with suddenly stopping valproate in a person with epilepsy:CorrectIncorrect