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.
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