Q. I was on Eptoin before 8 years. Will I face any fertility problem now?

Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hi doctor,

I have taken Eptoin medicine 8 years before. Now, I am fine and not taking any medicines. I got married before three months. Now, I am planning to have a baby. Will I face any fertility problem due to Eptoin? Can I get pregnant?


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Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya
MBBS., DCH., MD[OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Obstetrics And Gynaecology

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • As such Eptoin (Phenytoin) does not have any effect over the fertility profile of women and they conceive even while on Eptoin.
  • You have stopped taking Eptoin 8 years back and thus, there is no issue to worry.

For further doubts consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

 
 
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