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Generic Name
Carbamazepine
Trade Name
Tegretol Retard
Manufacturer
Novartis
Risk Category
D
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Tricyclic anticonvulsant.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses the placenta.
  • Teratogenic in humans causing craniofacial, neural tube defects (mainly spina bifida), polydactyly, finger nail hypoplasia and developmental delay in infants exposed in 1st trimester.
  • Suggested association with cardiovascular defects, absent gallbladder and thyroid, cleft lip, inguinal hernia, ambiguous genitalia, microcephaly and mental retardation in 1st trimester exposure.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk in small amounts.
  • Safe in breast feeding.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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