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Keppra And Frisium During Pregnancy

Keppra And Frisium During Pregnancy

Hi Everyone,

I've had JME epilepsy for 20 years. I was always on Epilim which kept me pretty well seizure free. A while back, my fiancé and I decided that we would change meds as recommended by my neurologist so that we can have a baby.

It wasn't as easy as first expected and I had a couple of seizures, trying to transfer over to Keppra. My neuro added Frisium which seems to have worked and I'm now over a year seizure free.

I am also now 19 weeks pregnant. Reaching the half… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi Laura!
congratulations :-) I was on tegretol for my 1st child which apparently had a higher 'risk' of birth defects so took high doses of folic acid to try and counter that risk, thankfully my daughter came out fine, my neuro subsequently moved me across to lamictal as it was deemed 'safer' again high levels of folic acid was advised.
unfortunately I hadn't tried keppra at that stage and wasn't on frisium, so can't give you any specific feedback :-(
so happy for you that you are pregnant and 1 year seizure free! that is awesome news, best wishes for the remainder of your pregnancy xxx

posted about 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was on both when I had my son and he is a healthy, happy 18 year-old now. No problems but I didn’t breastfeed either of my children b/c of my meds. Congrats!

posted about 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was on phenobarbitone when I had my Daughter many moons ago, but I could only have the one as I was then put on Epanutin and then there was a scare that they could cause malformed babies. Also I could not breast feed. Good luck xxxx

posted about 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thanks Vennessa! Yeah I've been taking a high dose of folic acid since before I got pregnant so I'm hoping that does the trick! Keppra is considered safe but Frisium not so much although I'm on a low dose of that. Keeping my fingers crossed!

posted about 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had a colleague who was on Keppra when she was pregnant I'm on Frisium & I'm fairly sure the leaflet has some info about it and pregnancy

posted 9 months ago
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