Unintended Pregnancy in Epilepsy May Be Linked to Contraceptive, AED Combo

“Given their high risk for unintended pregnancies, WWE need to be informed of issues related to differential AED risks of teratogenesis when the AED is first prescribed rather than waiting until the woman is considering pregnancy,” they wrote.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the Epilepsy Foundation and Lundbeck. Drs Mandle and Cahill report receiving salary support from Lundbeck. Dr Meador reports receiving support from the National Institutes of Health and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, and travel support from UCB Pharma. Dr Meador serves as a research consultant for Eisai, GW Pharmaceuticals, NeuroPace, Novartis, Supernus, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, UCB Pharma, and Vivus Pharmaceuticals. Dr Lindhout is a member of the Central Project Commission of EURAP, which reports receiving financial support from Bial, Eisai, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen-Cilag, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, and UCB Pharma.

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