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MANAGEMENT OF EPILEPSY IN WOMEN OF CHILD BEARING AGE

Breastfeeding in epilepsy

 

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Blood levels of AEDs in infants who are breastfed are probably lower than in utero provided the infant is healthy and born close to term. Accumulation of AEDs may occur in the neonate as mechanisms for drug elimination are not fully developed at birth. AEDs will pass into the breast milk at varying levels but breastfeeding and subsequent weaning usually allow for a gradual withdrawal.

 

 

 

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