Category: "Pregnancy"

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

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Taken during pregnancy, Topiramate, an antiepileptic drug, increases the risk of autism in children, warns the ANSM

Taken during pregnancy, Topiramate, an antiepileptic drug, increases the risk of autism in children, warns the ANSM

The risk of autistic disorders in children is increased more than two and a half times when Topiramate is consumed during pregnancy. This drug, used to treat epilepsy, also more than triples the risk of intellectual disability, a study has found. Topiramate, used to treat epilepsy or migraine, causes neurodevelopmental disorders in children exposed to […]

Grandstand. Epilepsy and pregnancy: motherhood is possible under medical supervision

Grandstand. Epilepsy and pregnancy: motherhood is possible under medical supervision

Epilepsy complicates a woman’s reproductive life. However, improved diagnosis and treatment of this disease, as well as better social adaptation, have enabled most women with epilepsy to marry and have children. The collaboration between the neurologist and the obstetrician is important in order to optimize the management of women suffering from epilepsy who wish to […]

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not lead to epilepsy in infants, new study

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not lead to epilepsy in infants, new study

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy has been a concern for many expectant mothers. A growing body of research points to evidence that it’s not the antidepressants that will harm newborns. It’s when mothers neglect treatment for depression that can put their babies at risk for seizures and epilepsy. Kelsey Wiggs, Ph.D. candidate at IU Bloomington and […]

Blood Levels of Common Epilepsy Drugs Drop During Pregnancy

Blood Levels of Common Epilepsy Drugs Drop During Pregnancy

Antiseizure medication monitoring should begin early, researchers say Blood levels of commonly prescribed antiseizure medications (ASMs) dropped during pregnancy, prospective data from the MONEAD cohort showed. Women experienced significant decreases in dose-normalized concentrations during pregnancy with most ASMs — including declines of up to 56% for lamotrigine (Lamictal) and 37% for levetiracetam (Keppra) — compared with postpartum […]

Valproate prescriptions reduce between 2018-2021

Valproate prescriptions reduce between 2018-2021

New figures show that the number of women prescribed sodium valproate in a month fell by over 7,000 between April 2018 and September 2021. This is according to findings published by NHS Digital in March 2022. Valproate (brand name Epilim) is a medicine used to treat epilepsy. In some cases it may be the only medicine that is […]

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