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 period. In