Weigh Special Considerations for Anticonvulsant Use in Women

You’ll need to navigate risks when antiepileptics are started in women of childbearing age.

Keep in mind, these meds are often used for migraine, mood disorders, fibromyalgia, etc...not only seizures.

Weigh teratogenic risk. Generally feel comfortable if lamotrigine or levetiracetam is chosen for women who may become pregnant...these meds seem to have the lowest risk.

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