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Does levipil and epilexchrono have adverse effects on baby?

Ii got brain tumour operated chemo and radiation undergone I m taking levipil 500mg,epilexchrono300mg the type of tumour isoligodendroglyoma 2nd stage I m perfect nw no issues . I gt pregnant on April after checkup scan report says my baby got sm heart pulmonary disease after that issue Isixthmonth I abortd baby . Is that BCD of taking this drugs my baby hv this problem can I plan fr ababy after 1year .doctor please answer fr this
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
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Hello,

Well, causality is a tricky one, BUT many antiepileptics are associated with birth defects. Any treatment of cancer that is involving drugs that kill growing cells is about the worst drugs for birth defects.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

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Dr Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist
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