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Posted by Barry on June 04, 2000 at 21:18:41:

In Reply to: Seizure Meds & Pregnancy posted by Dee on December 31, 1999 at 00:37:22:

: I have been having CP seizures for the last two years due to an auto accident. I have been switched from one medication to another and am now on Tegretol XR, Klonopin, and Prozac. My neuro is looking to switch me from the Tegretol to either Lamictal or Depakote and I have not been able to get much information on either one. My husband and I would also like to start a family within the next 6 months and are also curious as to what type of effects these could have on a fetus.
: If anyone has any answers, it would be greatly appreciated!!
: Thanks

My wife is currently 6months into her pregnancy and has been taking 400mg of lamictal daily. She also takes the prenatal vitamins as well as additional folic acid. So far the baby seems to be very healthy, as a matter of fact it almost never sleeps .. lol

Now we are just trying to make sure that breastfeeding is ok, and they are looking into whether she needs additional vitamin K her last few months to prevent excessive bleeding during delivery (right now we are not sure that lamictal is one of the drugs that requires additional vitamin K)

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