Advertisement

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.

Continue Learning about Anticonvulsant

What are possible side effects of anticonvulsants for migraine prevention?
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MDDr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Side effects may include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Other sid...
More Answers
What anticonvulsants can help prevent migraine?
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MDDr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Anticonvulsants are drugs used to treat seizures. Some of these are also effective for preventing mi...
More Answers
Can anticonvulsants help treat bipolar disorder in children?
International Bipolar FoundationInternational Bipolar Foundation
Valproic acid, lamotrigine (Lamictal) or divalproex sodium (Depakote), known as "anticonvulsants," h...
More Answers
Does anticonvulsant use in bipolar teens have risks?
International Bipolar FoundationInternational Bipolar Foundation
Valproic acid and lamotrigine (Lamictal) and other anticonvulsants carry a Food and Drug Adminis...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.