Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Causes Low IQ in Kids

Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Causes Low IQ in Kids
Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Causes Low IQ in Kids
Suzanne B. Robotti
Suzanne B. Robotti Executive Director
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A research study that followed epileptic women from pregnancy through the first 3 years of the child’s life has been updated to add years 4-6 for those same children. Higher medicine doses led to lower IQs, taking folic acid in pregnancy might help. Since women don’t have the option of stopping epilepsy medicine during pregnancy, much more research is needed on the lasting effects and what might meliorate them. Reported in Lancet Neurology and online at: MedicalXpress.com

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