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Letters Carbamazepine in pregnancy

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BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 25 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d282
  1. Irena Nulman, associate professor of pediatrics1
  1. 1University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1X8
  1. irena.nulman{at}

In response to Iniesta,1 many pregnant women with epilepsy are treated with carbamazepine, which is prescribed according to their type of seizure (other than idiopathic generalised epilepsy). Lamotrigine has similar …

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