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.
Stories about pregnancy
As part of a new campaign that launches today, Epilepsy Action has released the results of a survey of women living with the condition. The survey results show that a concerning number of these women have not been properly informed by their healthcare professionals. Vital facts about epilepsy and pregnancy are not being given – facts that may help ensure the safety of both mother and child.