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Can people on keppra (levetiracetam) and lamictal get pregnant?

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Dr. Tatyana Gitlevich
Neurology 28 years experience
Yes: Monotherapy (taking only one medication ) is better then polytherapy during the pregnancy. Folic acid is recommended to decrease the chance of structural abnormalities in a baby. Most anticonvulsants may decrease the fertility, but people certainly can get pregnant. Valproic acid is the medication which is known to cause structural abnormalities more often, and also may cause decreased iq.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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