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Have partial epilepsy. Taking Lemitor and Frisium. Want to get pregnant

Hi this is Radha, I am having partial epilepsy . In last 3 years I have 3 seizers. The one in 2010 was due to less sleep, actually I had to take a flight at 6 in morning and I got up at 4 in morning so had one. Second one was in 2011 June when i missed my medicine. Third one just in this month on 10th Dec 12.The reason was I took Azithol (to get rid of pimples from my face). I am currently taking 200 MG (Lemitor ) + Frisium 5 MG+ Epilex Syrup (5 ML)Need your advice as I am planning to go for pregnancy . Your advice will be really appreciated.
Asked On : Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Hi Radha,

It is important when you are planning on conceiving that
a. You NEVER miss the medicine dose
b. You AVOID the precipitating factors that you have already identified

this is to ensure both the mother and fetus is safe during pregnancy and delivery

c. You be prescribed Folic acid to prevent neural tube defects in the child
d. You seek the advice of a Neurologist prior to conception who will see if the current medicines will need to be continued or alternate ones need to be prescribed.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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