A diagnosis of epilepsy and intake of antiepileptic drugs do not represent a contraindication to active participation in sport activities, except for those sports which carry inherent risk to personal safety (e.g. mountain climbing, boxing or car racing). In occasional patients, antiepileptic drugs may induce side effects such as reduced alertness, tremor and incoordination, which may adversely affect sport performance especially at competitive level. Patients with epilepsy should generally be encouraged to engage in sports because of the positive implications of such activities in terms of physical and psychosocial well being.
|Translated title of the contribution||Epilepsy and sport: Neurological and cardiovascular effects of antiepileptic drugs|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology