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.
Better options . Dilantin is a drug of the 1930's and has been supplanted by numerous more effective and safer medications. Does possess teratogenic potential, and does cause osteoporosis, and liver and bone marrow issues in many. Levels change meteorically in pregnancy, and tough to keep in therapy range. However, a convulsion could cause miscarriage. Would get a different med asap.
Yes. This drug is usually used for seizures. It is a category d drug which means there may a chance the baby could be affected by the drug. However, not taking it and risking a seizure while pregnant is also bad for the baby. If your doctor prescribes this drug, you will need more Folic Acid than others and extra vitamin k in the last month of the pregnancy. Read more...