Thank you for posting your query.
We need to understand that there is a risk to the baby by both the anti-epileptic drugs as well as the epileptic fits
. However, the risk to the baby is much more with the fits as compared to the medicines.
So, the current recommendation is to continue medicines to control epileptic fits throughout the pregnancy
The risk to the baby with medicines is the highest in the first three months of pregnancy. After that, the risk is almost nil.
) is a safer drug in pregnancy. So, there is no need to worry. However, please continue to take folic acid
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)