Epilepsy in Pregnancy

  title={Epilepsy in Pregnancy},
  author={M. Kamyar and M. Varner},
  journal={Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  • M. Kamyar, M. Varner
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Over 25,000 epileptic women deliver viable pregnancies each year in the United States. Although medical management is the first line of treatment, many physiological changes associated with pregnancy can make optimal treatment challenging. Medication dosage is adjusted based on side effects and seizure frequency, with the goal being no seizures with the lowest medication dosage(s) and side-effect profile possible. Whenever possible, monotherapy is preferred. Many antiepileptic drugs have… CONTINUE READING

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