Re: Carbamezapine and Pregnancy ?
Well it is a class D drug. However the risk of having a seizure when pregnant and the effect of that on the baby is pretty high! So, in a lot of cases it is best to keep on your meds. I take lamictal and phenobarbital. And although phenobarbital is listed as a class D drug, the effects dont' outweigh the danger of having a seizure. And if you talk to a maternal fetal medincine doctor, which you will need to do, they will most likely tell you that even though alot of drugs are rated D, they aren't really that much to worry about. However, you should be taking folic acid, at least 4mg a day! And start takign it NOW. you cant' overdose, and it won't hurt the baby. And if you find out you aren't pregnant, continue takign it, cause all the damage that those medicines do are done in the first few weeks you are pregnant. But with lots of folic acid, y ou can significantly lower you risk of havign a child with nerual or spinal defects! And then all you can do is pray. And trust me I have done a lot of that! Also you will probably need to have alot of ultrasounds, which is great! Good luck!