Safety in Lactation: Control of epilepsy

21 September 2020Choice will depend on clinical condition, and should primarily be based on suitability for the patient, rather than safety during breastfeeding. Whilst sodium valproate  is…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability


Capsules 250mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Protect from moisture. Protect from light. Store in airtight containers.
2 March 2015

Lactation Safety Information

Suitable alternative antiepileptic
Long half-life increases risk of accumulation in breastfed infants
Significant amounts in breast milk
Case report of sedation, poor sucking and poor weight gain in neonate exposed to ethosuximide, primidone and valproic acid via breast milk
7 August 2020