Epilepsy and Menopause: Potential Implications for Pharmacotherapy

@article{Sveinsson2014EpilepsyAM,
  title={Epilepsy and Menopause: Potential Implications for Pharmacotherapy},
  author={Olafur Sveinsson and Torbj{\"o}rn Tomson},
  journal={Drugs \& Aging},
  year={2014},
  volume={31},
  pages={671-675}
}
Being a woman with epilepsy is not the same as being a man with the disease. There is a complex multidirectional interaction between sex hormones, seizures and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) with gender-specific implications. Estrogen can be a potent proconvulsant, whereas progesterone is an anticonvulsant in experimental models. It is well established that women with epilepsy can have changes in seizure propensity related to their menstrual cycle (catamenial epilepsy). There is good evidence that… 
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