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Do you know if becoming pregnant while taking lamictal can harm the baby?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Lamictal

Lamictal is an anticonvulsant agent that is also used to treat bipolar disorder.
Women who need to take Lamictal should start Folic Acid prior to pregnancy. Lamictal hasn't been associated with any specific birth defects in humans. As with any drug used during pregnancy, the risks of the drug must be weighed against the untreated disease. Talk with your doctor and plan your pregnancy.

In brief: Lamictal

Lamictal is an anticonvulsant agent that is also used to treat bipolar disorder.
Women who need to take Lamictal should start Folic Acid prior to pregnancy. Lamictal hasn't been associated with any specific birth defects in humans. As with any drug used during pregnancy, the risks of the drug must be weighed against the untreated disease. Talk with your doctor and plan your pregnancy.
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