Using Current Evidence in Selecting Antiepileptic Drugs for Use During Pregnancy
Article first published online: 4 MAR 2005
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 45–51, March 2005
How to Cite
Pennell, P. B. (2005), Using Current Evidence in Selecting Antiepileptic Drugs for Use During Pregnancy. Epilepsy Currents, 5: 45–51. doi: 10.1111/j.1535-7597.2005.05201.x
- Issue published online: 4 MAR 2005
- Article first published online: 4 MAR 2005
Children born to mothers taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are at increased risk for findings of fetal anticonvulsant syndrome. Accepted treatment paradigms to minimize fetal risks include use of AED monotherapy and folic acid supplementation. However, as data are acquired from several ongoing pregnancy registries, differential risks among the various AED monotherapy regimens are being defined, further improving fetal outcomes.