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Pregnancy And Meds

Pregnancy And Meds

Anyone get pregnancy and take multiple meds. I am so happy to be finally pregnant (11 weeks tomorrow). I'm on keppra and clobazam and can't find a ton of history on these meds. Would love to hear ppls stories!

Thank you

Michelle

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Congratulations ! Have a chat with your Specialist ( or Epilepsy nurse - ours run a clinic for pregnant women for example) I worked with a girl many years ago who's GP told her Keppra was a safe med, but you definitely need advice from the professionalsfor your own piece of mind I have 3 grown up children ,when I had them I was only on Tegretol.x

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Sorry not on those during my pregnancies. Congrats on yours. I have 2 healthy boys as my epilepsy is not hereditary. My younger son does suffer severe ADHD. Not sure if from the meds that I was on or not. I had GMs and med increases during both.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Congrats on the pregnancy!!! I was on Clobozam when I had my first 2 babies. Then, when I had my next 2 babies I had been on Keppra & was on Epival. Then Dr. kept me on Epival only because my babies were healthy & hitting want me on stuff I'm allergic to. I think you'll have a great pregnancy & I'm here if you want to talk.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thats great! I hope all goes well!

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Congratulations!
From what I just looked up, it is safe to stay on keppra during pregnancy, but they usually ween women off of clobazam during pregnancy because it does cross the placenta and can cause problems. That doesn't surprise me because clobazam is a very strong drug and is a controlled substance. I have been on it for years now.
Make sure you call and let your neurologist know that you are pregnant!

posted over 1 year ago
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