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Safe Dilantin Pregnant
No: But it depends. It may be safer to stay on it than stop if that is the best drug to control seizures. It is a class d drug, meaning there is evidence of fetal risk, but the need to adequately control seizures may outweigh this risk. Discuss this with your doctor. It is considered compatible with breastfeeding by the american academy of pediatrics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
My daughter has deletion 22q chromosome syndrome.I took highlevels of Dilantin while pregnant with her.Is there a connection?
Maybe not: I want to be sure that your daughter has a chromosomal abnormality. As you may know, there is fetal hydantoin (dilantin) syndrome with growth retardation, and small head. Some aspects of this syndrome may be similar to either of the 2 22q deletion syndrome. One is digeorge syndrome with 22q 11.2 deletion, and the other phelan-mcdermed syndrome with 22q13 deletion. Neither is caused by dilantin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Problems: Dilantin is difficult to use at any time but especially during pregnancy. Dilantin total level may be low, but free Dilantin adequate or even high. Dilantin can cause birth defects and can affect birth control. It is becoming apparent that it is an old drug that should not be used too often - especially in young women. ...Read more
Hello how are you, im 38 weeks pregnant as of today n only 2cm dilatin is there anything I can do to speed it up?
Not really: YOU DON'T WANT TO RUSH MOTHER NATURE in dilating your cervix faster than necessary. As I learned during my OB rotations; every day the baby is able to stay in the womb is worth 10 in an incubator! The other thing I learned is that Mother Nature KNOWS your due date much better than any doctor. You're almost there. Just take care of yourself and Nature will take care of you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Epilepsy, pregnancy i want to have children, my partner had epilepsy , he is claiming that when he was 10 years old he was cured by going to church and it is about 32 years that he doesn't have epilepsy and deosnt use dlantin and tegretol, he also claimed
Anticonvulsants: Both Phenobarbital and Phenytoin are anticonvulsant drugs. Anticonvulsant agents have been shown to affect fetuses and can cause birth defects. If you are taking these drugs, you should speak with your doctor regarding planning a pregnancy and what drugs you can safely use during pregnancy. ...Read more
Dilantin (generic name phenytoin) is a drug that has been used to treat seizure disorders since 1938. It is a sodium channel blocker that is effective in treatment of epilepsy but it has significant side effects. Because of that many newer drugs have been developed ...Read more
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