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Is carbamazepine safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take carbamazepine unless your doctor thinks the benefit of taking this medication outweigh the risks. The drug is dangerous to a developing fetus, and it can be passed through the woman's breast milk to a nursing baby. Women who are trying to become pregnant should also avoid carbamazepine, as it could not only harm the fetus but also interfere with pregnancy test results.

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