Epilepsy Treatment Directory
Epilepsy treatments include medications that control seizures. Other treatment options include surgery and nerve stimulation. For some, the ketogenic diet can help; however, this diet requires medical supervision. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how epilepsy is treated with different medications and other therapies.
Alternative Treatments for Epilepsy
WebMD looks at various alternative treatments touted for epilepsy.
Epilepsy and Extratemporal Cortical Resection
WebMD explains extratemporal cortical resection, a brain surgery that can reduce or eliminate epileptic seizures.
Epilepsy and Lesionectomy
WebMD explains lesionectomy, a brain surgery used to relieve seizures in people with epilepsy.
Epilepsy: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
Read about vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), a technique used to treat control seizures in people with epilepsy.
Tip Sheet: Successful Epilepsy Treatment
Epilepsy treatments that work best go beyond the right medication. These smart tips cover taking your medication, interacting with your doctor, handling side effects, and more.
Epilepsy Medications: Finding the Right Drug to Control Seizures
In the past 20 years, the number of epilepsy drugs available has more than doubled. Learn how to find the right epilepsy medication for controlling your seizures.
Generic Epilepsy Medications
Will switching to a generic epilepsy medication give you more seizures?
Tip Sheet: Avoiding Epilepsy Drug Interactions
Many epilepsy drugs interact with each other, with over-the-counter medicines, and with other prescription drugs. Here's how to avoid potentially harmful drug interactions.