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Complications during preg. in women with epilepsy

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Complications during preg. in women with epilepsy

Postby caryn » Fri Oct 02, 2009 07:35 pm

by caryn (10131 Posts), Fri Oct 02, 2009 07:35 pm

Compared to women without epilepsy, women with epilepsy and [antiepileptic drug] use had an increased risk of mild pre-eclampsia [1.8: (1.3-2.4)], gestational hypertension [1.5: (1.0-2.2)], vaginal bleeding late in pregnancy [1.9: (1.1-3.2)], and delivery before 34 weeks of gestation [1.5: (1.1-2.0)]. No significant increase in the risk of these complications was observed in women with epilepsy not using [anti-epileptic drugs].

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19781049

So it looks like the drugs they use for epilepsy therapy can raise risk of preeclampsia -- talk to your docs!

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