Best practice guidelines for the management of women with epilepsy. The Women with Epilepsy Guidelines Development Group

Seizure. 1999 Jun;8(4):201-17. doi: 10.1053/seiz.1999.0295.


Clinical guidelines for the treatment of epilepsy have been published. A statement on management issues for women with epilepsy has recently been produced by the American Academy of Neurology which has raised awareness of the issues facing women with epilepsy. The communication presented here aims to review current literature on specific issues relating to women with epilepsy, and proposes graded recommendations for its management within a UK health care framework.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Drug-Induced / etiology
  • Abnormalities, Drug-Induced / prevention & control
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anticonvulsants / adverse effects
  • Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Epilepsy / diagnosis
  • Epilepsy / drug therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Menstrual Cycle / drug effects
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Pregnancy
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Anticonvulsants