Topamax® Attorneys Jacksonville FDA Recall, Warning or Action: The FDA approved Topamax® for the treatment of epileptic seizures and to prevent migraines. However, Topamax® has been marketed for other treatments such as obesity, bipolar disorder and alcohol abuse. These off-label uses were not and have not been approved by the FDA. Although some prescription medications are considered safe upon release, once cases of dangerous side effects are documented the drug may be required to add warnings to the product’s label. At Harrell & Harrell, our trial attorneys work closely with our medical experts to expose dangerous side effects, inaccurate warning labels, or poor provider information. At times, the danger with a pharmaceutical product simply lies in the marketing and misuse of the drug for non-approved medical treatments. Side Effects of Topamax® Use In response to new information on Topamax® birth defects, the FDA has reclassified Topamax® to a pregnancy Category D drug indicating the increased risks. It is important to let your doctor know if you have kidney dysfunction, liver dysfunction, glaucoma, respiratory dysfunction, diarrhea and/or allergies. Possible negative outcomes and serious birth defects include: Cleft Lip or Palate Facial Malformations Spina Bifida Brain Damage Heart or Lung Defects NOTE: If you have taken Topamax® and your child has experienced birth defects you should contact a personal injury attorney. It has already been shown that Johnson and Johnson marketed the drug for several unapproved uses. Though restitution cannot restore your child’s good health or your own, it will help to pay the medical bills and reduce the financial stress you’re facing. If you or a loved one was injured due to a dangerous drug, defending your rights doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. Contact Harrell and Harrell at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111; or use this website’s Do I Have A Case form for a prompt response.