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Which epilepsy medication doesn't affect unborn children?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: None

All the antiepiletic drugs(aed) have a potential to cause birth defect(s).
The risk can be minimized by monotherapy instead of multiple combination, lowest effective amount of aed, and Folic Acid supplementation. Valproate has the highest potential to cause birth defect and should be avoided.

In brief: None

All the antiepiletic drugs(aed) have a potential to cause birth defect(s).
The risk can be minimized by monotherapy instead of multiple combination, lowest effective amount of aed, and Folic Acid supplementation. Valproate has the highest potential to cause birth defect and should be avoided.
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