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Epilepsy - What Increases Your Risk

The risk for epilepsy increases if you have:

Epilepsy may develop even though you do not have any risk factors. This is especially true of many forms of childhood epilepsy.

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Switching Epilepsy Medications

Fifty percent of all patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy will become seizure-free with the first epilepsy drug they try. For the rest, it's try, try again: switching epilepsy medications, adjusting to side effects, and waiting to make sure the new drug works. Others find their seizures are controlled, but they can't tolerate the medication's side effects and need to switch drugs. Before you ask your doctor if your medication should be switched, make sure you are taking your current medication...

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Last Updated: August 26, 2011
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