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Lactation Safety Information
Oral / RectalFor epilepsy
Oral / Rectal
Suitable alternative antiepileptic
Significant published evidence of use in breastfeeding
Relatively high, but subtherapeutic, amounts in breast milk
Case reports of sedation, poor suckling, regurgitation with vomiting, withdrawal reactions, and hepatic dysfunction in infants exposed to carbamazepine via breast milk
Monitor infant for GI symptoms and signs of liver dysfunction
18 September 2018