Treatment

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.
 

 

PDF icon Aromatherapy & Epilepsy (Aromatherapy_and_Epilepsy.pdf | 120 kB)
PDF icon Anti Epileptic Drugs AEDs Brand/Generic Name (Drug_Treatment_of_Epilepsy_brand_generic.pdf | 265 kB)
PDF icon Epilepsy Surgery (Epilepsy_Surgery.pdf | 172 kB)
PDF icon Epilepsy Checklist (Epilepsy_Checklist.pdf | 194 kB)
PDF icon You, your GP and Epilepsy (You__your_GP_and_epilepsy.pdf | 392 kB)
PDF icon Treatment of Epilepsy (Treatment_of_Epilepsy.pdf | 674 kB)
PDF icon Anti Epileptic Drugs AEDs Generic/Brand Name (Drug_Treatment_of_Epilepsy_generic_brand.pdf | 255 kB)
PDF icon Epilepsy Stress and Complementary Therapies (Epilepsy_Stress_and_complimentary_Treatments.pdf | 112 kB)
PDF icon Vagnal Nerve Stimulator (VNS.pdf | 325 kB)
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