Do Not Do Recommendation

 

Do not routinely monitor anti-epileptic drug (AED) levels during pregnancy. If seizures increase or are likely to increase, monitoring AED levels (particularly levels of lamotrigine and phenytoin, which may be particularly affected in pregnancy) may be useful when making dose adjustments.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:

Do not routinely monitor anti-epileptic drug (AED) levels during pregnancy. If seizures increase or are likely to increase, monitoring AED levels (particularly levels of lamotrigine and phenytoin, which may be particularly affected in pregnancy) may be useful when making dose adjustments.

Interventions:
Routine monitoring of anti-epileptic drug levels

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Epilepsies: diagnosis and management (CG137)
Published date:
June 2016
Paragraph number:
1.15.3.19
Page number:
49

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