Epilepsy - Surgery
Surgery can greatly improve the lives of some people with epilepsy. While medication is the most common approach to treating epilepsy, it does not always work.
Benzodiazepines for Epilepsy
Drug details for Benzodiazepines for epilepsy.
Tiagabine for Epilepsy
Drug details for Tiagabine for epilepsy.
Epilepsy: Taking Your Medicines Properly
You may be taking one or more medications to prevent seizures. To get the most benefit from them, you need to consistently take the right dose of the right medication at the right time. This can be difficult, but by following a few key tips, you can do it.Key pointsBecome informed about the medications you are taking. Learn their names, their purpose, and their expected side effects. Know how ...
Zonisamide for Epilepsy
Drug details for Zonisamide for epilepsy.
Epilepsy - Symptoms
Seizures are the only visible symptom of epilepsy. There are different kinds of seizures, and symptoms of each type can affect people differently. Seizures can last from a few seconds to a few minutes.
Epilepsy - Topic Overview
What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is a common condition that causes repeated seizures. The seizures are caused by bursts of electrical activity in the brain that are not normal.
Epilepsy Medicine Therapy Failure - Topic Overview
Medicine therapy for epilepsy can fail for several reasons: You do not follow the treatment plan. You have to follow your therapy routine exactly as your doctor orders,to have the best chance of keeping seizures under control. Missing a dose here or there or taking doses too close together can upset the levels of the drug in your body and lead to seizures,severe side effects,and other health ...
Vagus Nerve Stimulator for Epilepsy
Similar to a pacemaker, a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) is a small device implanted under the skin near your collarbone. A wire (lead) under the skin connects the device to the vagus nerve in your neck. The doctor programs the device to produce weak electrical signals that travel along the vagus nerve to your brain at regular intervals. These signals help prevent the electrical bursts in the brain
Valproate for Epilepsy
Drug details for Valproic acid for epilepsy.