25 yr female diagnosed with bipolar pregnancy test+ Rx?

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    25 yr old female diagnosed with bipolar ...pregnancy test positive.........Rx???????

    sodium valproate and carbamazepine have been associated with teratogenicity-neural tube defects.

    i am not sure of the answer but a newer drug- LAMOTRIGINE was under study and was found to be useful. but pls do check from other sources. lamotrigine is one of the newer anticonvulsants.
    for pregnant women with bipolar use CLONAZEPAM or GABAPENTIN (Ref: kaplan pharma
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    yes, i think so... :)
  4. tx

    tx Guest


    lithium - ebstein anomaly, C/I in pregnancy
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    cant you give the best treamemt?
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    yes lithium is contraindicated , answer is either gabapentin or clonazepam
    god bless you

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