Epilepsy Treatment (cont.)
In this Article
- What are the treatments for epilepsy?
- Drug therapy
- Side effects of epilepsy drugs?
- What type of surgery is available for epilepsy?
- What are other epilepsy treatment options?
- Find a local Neurologist in your town
Many drugs are available to treat epilepsy, several of which have only recently been released.
Older, classic medications used to treat epilepsy include:
- Dilantin or Phenytek
- Tegretol or Carbatrol
- Depakote, Depakote ER
- Valium and similar tranquilizers such as Tranxene and Klonopin
Learn more about: Depakene
Newer drugs to treat epilepsy include:
In general, for a given type of epilepsy there are only minor differences among appropriate drugs. The choice is most often based on other factors specific to each patient, such as which side effects can be tolerated by the patient, other illnesses they may have, and which delivery method is acceptable.
Although the different types of epilepsy vary greatly, in general, medications can control seizures in about 70% of patients.
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