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What Is Benign Rolandic Epilepsy?


What Are the Treatments for Benign Rolandic Epilepsy?

Often in benign rolandic epilepsy, no treatment is needed or recommended. Seizures in benign rolandic epilepsy are usually mild, harmless, and infrequent. Virtually all children outgrow the condition.

Children might benefit from treatment if they're having any of these problems related to benign rolandic epilepsy:

  • learning difficulties
  • problems thinking or concentrating
  • behavior problems
  • daytime seizures
  • frequent seizures

Anti-seizure medications like Tegretol (carbamazepine), Trileptal (oxcarbazepine), or Neurontin (gabapentin) are most often prescribed to treat benign rolandic epilepsy. In some studies, treatment reduced tonic-clonic seizures, but facial seizures continued.

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Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on March 18, 2013
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