The Significance of Folic Acid for Epilepsy Patients

Epilepsy Behav. 2005 Sep;7(2):172-81. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2005.05.020.

Abstract

The following is a comprehensive review of the current understanding of the many important roles of folic acid in the health of patients with epilepsy. A review of past and current literature reveals that folic acid plays important roles in the areas of hematology, neurology, development, and reproduction. Also highlighted are new areas for exploration.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use*
  • Epilepsy / drug therapy*
  • Epilepsy / metabolism
  • Epilepsy / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Folic Acid / chemistry
  • Folic Acid / history
  • Folic Acid / metabolism*
  • Folic Acid / therapeutic use*
  • History, 20th Century
  • Homocysteine / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methionine / metabolism
  • Models, Biological
  • Neural Tube Defects / drug therapy
  • Neural Tube Defects / physiopathology
  • Pregnancy
  • Vascular Diseases / drug therapy

Substances

  • Anticonvulsants
  • Homocysteine
  • Folic Acid
  • Methionine