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Felbamate Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Felbamate is also known as: Felbatol

Felbamate Pregnancy Warnings

To provide information regarding the effects of in utero exposure to felbamate, physicians are advised to recommend that pregnant patients taking felbamate enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug (NAAED) Pregnancy Registry. This can be done by calling the toll free number 1-888-233-2334, and must be done by patients themselves. Information on the registry can also be found at the website

Felbamate has been assigned to pregnancy category C. Animal studies have revealed evidence of an increase in death rate and a decrease in body weight. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Felbamate should only be given in pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Felbamate Breastfeeding Warnings

Felbamate has been detected in human milk. The consequences for nursing infants are unknown.

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