Online therapeutic drug monitoring in pregnant women with epilepsy

Takeaway

  • Online patient education and communication for women with epilepsy regarding therapeutic drug management (TDM) during pregnancy is feasible in this pilot study.

Why this matters

  • Knowledge among patients on pregnancy-related issues in epilepsy is inadequate, highlighting the need for easily accessible patient education, particularly regarding TDM; in addition, there is greater demand for digital tools given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

  • Th initial success of online TDM education for pregnant women with epilepsy shows the potential, larger-scale success of remote management for aspects of epilepsy care, with relevance for both hard-to-reach patients and the current COVID pandemic.