In most cases epilepsy is treated with medication. Over the past decades new drugs for epilepsy have become available which allow many people with epilepsy to live virtually seizure free lives. However, as each individual drug is likely to be most effective in controlling only certain types of epilepsy, the accurate identification of the type of epilepsy is important for the correct choice of drug.
Available for download Anti Epileptic Drug (AED) Chart with possible side effects of medication
Chart 1 - AEDs - Brand / Generic name
Chart 2 - AEDs - Generic / Brand name
Other treatment options such as surgery or Vagal Nerve Stimulator (VNS) may be considered depending on the type of epilepsy and the ability to achieve seizure freedom with medication.
Epilepsy Checklist (see below for download)
This is designed to assist you in getting the information and support you require from your GP and from other members of the health care team and support staff.