Levetiracetam best for seizures in pregnancy

Levetiracetam is the best of the newer anti-epileptic drugs at controlling seizures in pregnancy, new Australian research finds.

The register-based study looks at seizure rates in pregnant women with epilepsy from 1998 to 2013, a period during which there was a  transition from established seizure therapies such as  carbamazepine and valproate to the new-generation anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) levetiracetam, lamotrigine and topiramate.

The proportion of seizure-free pregnancies did not change substantially over the