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How safe is keppra (levetiracetam) and lamotrigine during pregnancy?

How safe is keppra (levetiracetam) and lamotrigine during pregnancy?

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

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to take keppra (levetiracetam) and lamotrigine with tegretol?

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Is it safe to take keppra (levetiracetam) and lamotrigine with tegretol?

Keppra (levetiracetam): Keppra (levetiracetam) is form of tegretol, and mixing tegretol with Lamictal can alter levels of both. ...Read more

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I have bipolar II and will be on lamotrogine, guanfacine and wellbutrin (bupropion) post-pregnancy. Should i breastfeed?

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 more

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Breastfeeding and antidepressants, is this okay?

Breastfeeding and antidepressants, is this okay?

Which one?: I would want to know the class and specific drug before stating it is safe. Many cross minimally into breast milk. ...Read more

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Will taking risperdal and zonegran together increase my seizures?

Will taking risperdal and zonegran together increase my seizures?

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 more

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Can I take colonapin, Zoloft (sertraline) and neurinton safely while breastfeeding?

Can I take colonapin, Zoloft (sertraline) and neurinton safely while breastfeeding?

Some risk: About 1 % of drugs with pass into breast milk. Consult the a baby's pediatrician on the specific drugs. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be on effexor, (venlafaxine) lamotrigine and ritalin i also take iron and vitamins?

Is it safe to be on effexor, (venlafaxine) lamotrigine and ritalin i also take iron and vitamins?

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 more

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Can i take dim-plus supplement while taking 125mg zoloft (sertraline)? Also breastfeeding.

Can i take dim-plus supplement while taking 125mg zoloft (sertraline)? Also breastfeeding.

The less the better: The lessdim plus contains various vegetables, repotedly. I would be leery of their claim that it supports breast functio.. I would also ask your doctor if the zoloft (sertraline) is absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Can i take venlafaxine and alprazolam while breastfeeding?

Can i take venlafaxine and alprazolam while breastfeeding?

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

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Is taking lithium and Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) ok to take adipex?

Is taking lithium and Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) ok to take adipex?

No: I would not recommend adipex for anyone with bipolar disorder. Lithium is often prescribed for bipolar disorder, so although you have not specifically mentioned having this problem i would be extremely wary of the possibility. ...Read more

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Would taking ground flaxseed interfere with my seizure meds. Carbotrol and keppra (levetiracetam)?

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

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Is nyquil cold and flu ok to take with Zoloft (sertraline) and lamotrgine?

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Is nyquil cold and flu ok to take with Zoloft (sertraline) and lamotrgine?

NyQuil: Briefly & only as needed, unless your doctor states otherwise. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil while being on Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg and valproic acid 500mg?

Is it safe to take fish oil while being on Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg and valproic acid 500mg?

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

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Can I take pregnacare breastfeeding with augmentin?

Can I take pregnacare breastfeeding with augmentin?

Can take together: Pregnacare breastfeeding,a vitamin and mineral supplement,is okay to take with augmentin. Augmentin is compatible with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is lamictal and risperidal (risperidone) safe to take with decongestant?

Is lamictal and risperidal (risperidone) safe to take with decongestant?

Yes: There is no evidence of pharmacological interactions between these and otc decongestants like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or sudafec. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vicodin while on Zoloft (sertraline) and breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vicodin while on Zoloft (sertraline) and breastfeeding?

Possibly: Vicodin and zoloft (sertraline) are often used together safely. However, these medications can both be in breast milk. It is important that you speak to your ob/gyn and/or your pediatrician about this issue. ...Read more

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

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

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

Lamictal (Definition)

Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. Lamictal is used either alone or in combination with other medications to treat epileptic seizures ...Read more


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Lamotrigine (Definition)

Lamotrigine is employed to treat psychiatric problems, and epilepsy. It is one of many meds that can help multiple ...Read more