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Epilepsy Treatment In Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Several: It is important to determine what type of seizures you have. Although some anti seizure meds will handle multiple seizure types, some meds are better for certain types of seizures (generalized vs. Focal). A mismatch between seizure type and antiseizure meds could make seizures worse. Many seizure meds work well and do not cause significant side effects. Discuss individual details with your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the treatment for epilepsy (depalept 500) affect in any ways getting pregnant and the pregnancy itself?
HIV: Nothing dramatically new or different.Get a more detailed answer ›
Antiepileptic: Yes, this is something you need to discuss with your ob. Monitoring can be done, to help determine if there are any anomalies.. Do not just stop the medication though, because seizures can cause a bigger problem for the fetus. ...Read more
In the event of an early ectopic pregnancy diagnosis, what are the available treatment options before surgery? Thank you.
Is there any risk involved in breastfeeding one's 17 month old while in early stages of pregnancy? Birth defects for instance?
Yes.: Vaginal infection should be treated as early as possible . Most of the treatment are topical. Therefore it is not systemic and not harmful to the fetus. Needs to be diagnosed correctly and then treated. So please sep your OB's advise. ...Read more
Look for seizure: Eeg allows detection of seizures, even if there is no clinically evident seizure on examination. Patients in status are often sedated, and the EEG allows detection of ongoing seizure activity when it would be difficult or impossible to see any other way. Only once the seizures are under control can we start pulling back on sedation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you mean?: Are you asking whether you will have a fertility problem? Are you asking about risk of spontaneous abortion? Are you asking about fetal malformation? Are you asking about effect of pregnancy on your epilepsy or your arthritis? Please restate your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No evidence found: No peer-reviewed scientific studies implicate venlafaxine as a teratogen or an epigenetic factor in autism. Venlafaxine, an snri, & most ssri antidepressants. Are class c because their use during the 3rd trimester may cause transient withdrawal-type symptoms in a neonate vs. A 67% recurrence of maternal depression if withdrawn abruptly. Lawyers can and do attack drug companies without evidence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
UTI: During pregnancy you want to be sure that the antibiotic used will not hurt the fetus. Stay away from tetracyclines and fluorinated quinolones. Best would be either an oral penicillin derivative (amoxicillin, etc.) or an oral cephalosporin, but Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) is probably ok although in fda category c, meaning do not use unless benefits outweigh risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medicine and pregnan: Yes, medicines for epilepsy (anticonvulsants) carry with them a risk of birth defects. The safest medicines are lamotrigine and levetiracetam, the worst (most risky) medicine to take during pregnancy is valproate. There is also risk of having a seizure during pregnancy. Often some kind of medicine is a good idea, if it is needed, to prevent seizures during pregnancy. ...Read more
Short answer only: Termination in the fifth month/mid-second trimester is not without maternal risks, which any practitioner should explain to you. The procedure is considered safe with an experienced physician, but complications are not rare. Complications sometimes do affect future fertility. ...Read more
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