Bone Health

Derek J. Chong

in Epilepsy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743506
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322794 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Bone Health

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Reduced bone density has been shown to be a significant comorbidity for patients with epilepsy. Thus far, it seems that enzyme-inducing medications have the greatest risk for causing problems with bone health. Replacing the potentially offending agent is likely necessary. Repletion of vitamin D through supplementation appears safe, though it is not known what will be the most effective treatments.

Chapter.  840 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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