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epileptic and iam pregnent now will it effect my baby.

I have been having fits since my child hood. Iam taking Eptoin for the fits. When i was a child i suddenly started getting fits and iam taking this medicines. That time they did all tests and found nothing, The doctor asked me to continue the medications. I got married recently and iam now pregnent. Do i need to take these medications. will it harm my baby? Will my baby also gets fits?
Thu, 16 Jun 2011
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no eptoin is teratogenic which mean it will ahrm ur baby so be carfull while takingany drug,,during pregnancy
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christian's  Response
will your baby will get fits or not that will come to know only after the arrival of the baby, but you should have consulted your neurologist and gynaecologist before you conceive i suppose. the drugs will have side effects on baby watch for that
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you need a counselling thats pre conceptional counselling. i think you were taking tablets for fits, if you continue to take those tablets there can be some harm for the baby, its better to talk to a doctor and then go ahead.
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FOR HOW LONG U HAVE BEEN SEIZURE FREE ? AND HOW REGULAR WITH EPTOIN & FOR WHAT DURATION ...... WHICH MONTH PREGNANCY U R ON ..... YOUR LAST ABDOMINAL ULTRA SOUND ... ANY OTHER MEDICATION .... ALL ANTI EPILEPTICS ARE HARMFUL TO FETUS YET IT NEEDS TO BE DECIDED INDIVIDUALLY FOR EVERY PATIENT ....BETTER CONSULT A NEUROLOGIST FOR SAME OR CONTACT US You can contact me at: luxman02@gmail.com with all your details including medicines .your test reports, your other illnesses ,how regular with treatment.
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