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Schizophrenia, bipolar meds & pregnancy: is it safe?

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Is it going to be hard for me to get pregnant again. We have 3 daughters and would like to try one more time for a son.


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replied May 2nd, 2007
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All the medications you are taking (Depakote, Seroquel, Lamictal, Albuterol Inhaler) are considered teratogenic, especially the Depakote (Valproic acid) and Lamictal (Lamitrigine). There is a chance you can conceive but there is a risk that the embryo could be damaged by these medicines. Conversely, if you stop taking the medicines your disease might get worse. In cases like yours pregnancy is not recommended...but you may also consult a gynecologist and psychiatrist for an expert opinion.








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