14 Aug 2012
Carbamazepine or lamotrigine are the anticonvulsant drugs of choice in pregnancy.
If you are pregnant do not stop taking your anticonvulsants until you have seen your doctor.
The risk of anticonvulsant drugs affecting your unborn child appears to be greatest during the first three months of pregnancy so it is advisable to speak to your doctor and get your medication reviewed before you become pregnant, if possible. This should involve both your obstetrician and neurologist.
If you have been seizure free for 2 years your medical team may decide to slowly withdraw your medicines. All the best.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
1 answer • 28 Mar 2010
1 answer • 1 Jul 2010
My friend is 26 wks. prgnant and has sinus infection, her Dr. prescribed prednisone 10mg. Is this completely safe for the fetus?
1 answer • 15 Apr 2011
1 answer • 1 Oct 2013