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Should I stop taking my seizure medications during pregnancy?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Very bad idea

Sudden stopping seizure medications may bring on serious and repetitive seizures.
Do not stop your medicines. Take folate (folic acid) and discuss with your doctor the safe use of lowest effective doses. The first trimester is most critical. Good exams including ultrasounds can monitor the well being of the fetus.

In brief: Very bad idea

Sudden stopping seizure medications may bring on serious and repetitive seizures.
Do not stop your medicines. Take folate (folic acid) and discuss with your doctor the safe use of lowest effective doses. The first trimester is most critical. Good exams including ultrasounds can monitor the well being of the fetus.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Talk to your doc

Seizure disorders are serious medical problems; never discontinue a medication without first consulting your doctor. Some seizure medications carry risks during pregnancy, so it is important to discuss pregnancy and your medications before becoming pregnant.

In brief: Talk to your doc

Seizure disorders are serious medical problems; never discontinue a medication without first consulting your doctor. Some seizure medications carry risks during pregnancy, so it is important to discuss pregnancy and your medications before becoming pregnant.
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
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