What Is the Best First-Line Treatment for Young Women with Generalized Epilepsy?
Valproate is a highly efficacious drug for treating idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) but is not an option for many young women because of known teratogenic risks. This retrospective, multicenter study examined women with IGE who were treated initially with either levetiracetam or lamotrigine monotherapy, demonstrating superior efficacy of levetiracetam, although exclusively in women with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.
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