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Is it safe to take sabril while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on situation

As a category c drug it causes some problems in animal studies during fetal development but none in existing human studies.
In breastfeeding, little is expected to cross into the milk but monitoring for sleepiness, or poor sucking has been suggested.

In brief: Depends on situation

As a category c drug it causes some problems in animal studies during fetal development but none in existing human studies.
In breastfeeding, little is expected to cross into the milk but monitoring for sleepiness, or poor sucking has been suggested.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Probably not

Sabril is a category c anticonvulsant.
Birth defects have been noted in animals. And it does enter breastmilk. However, if epilepsy is a major problem, the benefits of taking an anticonvulsant for the mother usually outweigh the theoretical risk to the fetus.

In brief: Probably not

Sabril is a category c anticonvulsant.
Birth defects have been noted in animals. And it does enter breastmilk. However, if epilepsy is a major problem, the benefits of taking an anticonvulsant for the mother usually outweigh the theoretical risk to the fetus.
Dr. Christopher Powers
Dr. Christopher Powers
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