Dilantin During Pregnancy & Beastfeeding

by on May 28, 2012

Conclusive studies have not been conducted regarding the side effects of Dilantin during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy and suffer from seizures, discuss the potential risks and benefits of using Dilantin with your doctor.

Women who are taking Dilantin and do not want to become pregnant should keep in mind that most of today’s birth control methods are not always reliable during treatment with Dilantin. Your doctor may be able to suggest alternative birth control options that will work with your medication.

Dilantin may be passed to infants through breast milk. Discuss the risks with your physician before breastfeeding.