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ok. I am an unusual case. I was in a near death car wreck in \'04, which resulted in a lot of serious medications. I condtracted MRSA from the hospital and started having seizures. I\'ve never had seizures until I caught that staff infection. I was on a newer drug called Trileptal that the doctor said I should not get pregnant because of the possible birth defects the child could have. They put me on the Depo but that made me gain so much weight, I switched to the Implanon. My husband and I are going to get it removed tomorrow so we can try to have a child. My question... how long should we wait to try to have a baby? How long does the medicine stay in your system?

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replied August 18th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A26119

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Trileptal is a pregnancy category C drug and there are no adequate and well-controlled clinical studies of Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) in pregnant women; however, Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) is closely related structurally to carbamazepine, which is considered to be teratogenic in humans.

Hence you should leave tripleptal at least 1 month before conceiving and please do not stop it suddenly. the dose has to be tapered off gradually by your physician.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.

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