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Is primidone safe to take during pregnancy?

Primidone is probably not safe to take during pregnancy. It is known to cause birth defects, such as unusual facial features. However, because seizures during pregnancy can be even more dangerous to your developing baby, you may decide that you will continue to take primidone during your pregnancy. Talk with your doctor about any questions or concerns you have. He or she will help you understand the risks of continuing to take primidone compared to the risk of stopping it. Together, you will be able to decide on a plan that you are comfortable with and that increases the chance that you and your baby will stay healthy during the pregnancy.

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