neurology
Epilepsy

Teratogenic antiepileptic drugs still being used in pregnancy

Three antiepileptic drugs (carbamazepine, sodium valproate and lamotrigine), are among the most commonly used teratogenic medications in pregnancy, an Australian study shows. A review of medications used by 145,419 NSW women in 191,588 pregnancies between 2005-2012 found a 2% overall prevalence of exposure to medications in the TGA’s D and X categories for teratogenic medicines. ...

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