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Drugs and Pregnancy

Drugs in pregnancy - are they safe? None of the medications prescribed for bipolar disorder is considered entirely safe during pregnancy, but some are more dangerous to the fetus than others. Here is information about bipolar drugs and pregnancy.

Which Bipolar Drugs Are Not Safe During Pregnancy?
Some drugs that may be prescribed for bipolar disorder have such a high risk of causing problems to the fetus that they should never be taken during pregnancy. Here is information on the three bipolar medications that are classed as not safe during pregnancy under any conditions.

Anticonvulsants Cause Birth Defects
A study published in April 2001 finds that there is a significantly higher risk of major birth defects when one or more drugs such as Depakote or Tegretol are taken during pregnancy.

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