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Suffering with epilepsy form long term, on epilex chrono 300, trying to conceive. Will it harm the baby?

Hi Sir I m suffering from epileptic problem since 7 to 8 years.I m taking Epilex Chorono 300(1 morg &1 evg) since 2005. In 2007 Doctor reduced my dosage to 200 they they told me to stop the medicine. After that I had savior attacks almost 4 to 5 times.Again I started Epilex chrono 300. Now I m planning for a baby, Is there any side effects on my baby from this medicine? Please guide me I m sooooooo worried about this. Regards, XYZ.
Asked On : Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Hi Shweta,

Thank you for posting your query.

I wish to reassure you that most women with epilepsy, who are taking epilepsy medicines, have a normal pregnancy and normal baby.

However, epilex chrono (sodium valproate) is the least preferred medicine for pregnant women, as it has the highest incidence of adverse effects in pregnancy.

So, I would request you to meet your neurologist and change epilex chrono with other safe medications.

In addition, use folic acid vitamin supplementation.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, HYderabad
Answered: Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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