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Novartis Pharma
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  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Anticonvulsant for treatment of epilepsy
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • teratogenic in animals causing craniofacial, cardiovascular and skeletal malformations in first trimester exposure.
  • Fetotoxic in animals at high doses during the later stage of pregnancy causing decreased body weight and behavior activity, and increased fetal mortality rate.
  • No well controlled human data but oxcarbazepine has structural similarity to carbamazepine which is a known human teratogen.
  • If used in 3rd trimester of pregnancy may cause neonatal bleeding tendency, so vitamin K1 prophylaxis should be given to the mother before delivery.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • Should be avoided.
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