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Lamotrigine And Breastfeeding
Relatively safe: Keppra (levetiracetam) ; Lamictal are both pregnancy category c antiepileptic drugs (aeds). Lamictal nearly earned category b recommendation, considered the safest AED during pregnancy. Keppra (levetiracetam) has minimal side effects in people taking it, generally benefit outweighs risk. The harm of 1 breakthrough sz on fetus is usually greater than 9 months' exposure to any aed, but Keppra (levetiracetam) + Lamictal is safe ; effective. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
I have bipolar II and will be on lamotrogine, guanfacine and wellbutrin (bupropion) post-pregnancy. Should i breastfeed?
Ask pediatrician: Most medications come with warnings not to take when breast feeding even though the amount of drug found in the milk is very small. Your pediatrician and psychiatrist and you need to discuss the possible risks involved so you can make an informed decision.There are also risks of post partum depression if you stop your meds and breast feed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risperdal & seizure: Risperdal is associated with increased risk for seizures. This is a concern if you have an underlying seizure disorder, which is possible, as you take zonegran. If so, it will be important to have your psychiatrist and neurologist work closely together for your safety & stability. On healthtap, your doctors can communicate after your appointments & share labs confidentially/hippa compliant, & free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some risk: About 1 % of drugs with pass into breast milk. Consult the a baby's pediatrician on the specific drugs. ...Read more
See your dr: You may experience some weight loss and elevated blood pressure on the combo of Effexor (venlafaxine) and ritalin, but there are no significant drug interactions w/ the other meds. If you notice a rash or any other side effects, notify you dr. Asap. Have u been diagnosed w/ anemia? It is good to be checked to see if you really need additional iron. Make sure the vitamins come from a reputable source. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a good idea: Lots of medicine that you ingest get into breast milk. It might be wise to call the physician who prescribed them and have him/her advise you how to taper off these medication if he/she thinks it wise. ...Read more
Would taking ground flaxseed interfere with my seizure meds.
Carbotrol and keppra (levetiracetam)?
No it will not: I dont think it will interfere but double check with the pharmacist. ...Read more
NyQuil: Briefly & only as needed, unless your doctor states otherwise. ...Read more
Can i still drink alcohol if i'm taking Depakote and lamictal for epilepsy and celexa (citalopram) for depression?
Alcohol: Definitely not, especially with your history of seizures. ...Read more
Yes: This is as safe as eating fish while on these- probably safer, as a good fish oil has been purified of mercury, pcb's etc. Research studies show that adding fish oil to anti-depressants like zoloft (sertraline) often result in additional benefits (though some studies disagree). Fish oil is quite safe. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/qaa400988/fish-oil-for-depression.Html. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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