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Pregnant women more likely to stop taking medication

28 Jan 2013

pregnant womanA UK study has found that pregnant women with epilepsy are more likely to stop taking their epilepsy medicines, compared to women who are not pregnant.

Researchers, led by Shuk-Li Man, analysed prescribing trends for anti-epileptic drugs from 1994 to 2009. The results show that prescribing of newer medicines has steadily increased. Lamotrigine has been the most popular medicine prescribed in pregnancy since 2004. However, the use of carbamazepine and sodium valporate has decreased.

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