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My husband is epileptic, will it affect my child?

Q: I am a 33 years old married woman and am four and a half months pregnant. My husband is epileptic and takes tablets regularly (carbatol 200 - 4 doses, Livogen - 2 doses & Hepatogard - 2 doses daily). Will these medicines affect my baby in any way? He was taking the same doses of medicines when I conceived, will that have any effect on my child?

A:Usually if lady is an epileptic and on anti epileptic drugs at the time of conceiveing, the drug can effect the growing foetus. On the other hand, your husband is a patient living with epilepsy. In this case as far as literature goes, it has no effect after conception. It might come in the way only before conception. Hope you were taking Tablet folic acid (Fol - 5) one tablet per day. Which is usually given as a tonic by the obstertian during pregnancy.


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