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Volume 2, issue 2

Padaczka

Anti-epileptic treatment in pregnant women

Danuta Rościszewska1
1. II Katedry i Kliniki Neurologii Śląskiej AM w Zabrzu
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1993, 2, 117-118
Keywords: epilepsy, treatment, pregnancy

Abstract

The effect of pregnancy on the onset of epileptic seizures and on the course of previously existing epilepsy is discussed on the grounds of the literature and author's observations. Principles of undertaking anti-epileptic treatment and its continuation are presented. The frequency of epileptic seizures during pregnancy and epileptic status are taken under consideration. The author presents also the current view that breast-feeding by mothers treated for epilepsy is possible, due to very low indices of drug permeation to mother's milk.

Address for correspondence:
Prof. Danuta Rościszewska,
II Katedra i Klinika Neurologii Śląskiej AM,
ul. 3 Maja 13/15, 41-800 Zabrze