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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