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What does monotherapy for epilepsy mean?

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Many people find that their epilepsy is controlled by just one medication. This is called monotherapy. Monotherapy has less risk of side effects than if you take more than one medication. It is also safer if you are planning to become pregnant.

SOURCES: The Cleveland Clinic Health Information Center: "Treating Epilepsy." Epilepsy Foundation: "Bone Health a Concern for Some Women with Epilepsy;" "Epilepsy: an introduction;"  "Finding the Right Medication;" "When Standard Treatment is Not Enough;" and "Ketogenic Diet." National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research." Wiebe, S.  , Aug. 2, 2001; vol. 345: pp 311-318. News release, FDA. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. News release, UCB, Inc.






New England Journal of Medicine

University Hospital, Newark, NJ: "The Ketogenic Diet."

Epilepsy Foundation, Greater Chicago: "Ketogenic Diet."

 

 

 

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 15, 2018

SOURCES: The Cleveland Clinic Health Information Center: "Treating Epilepsy." Epilepsy Foundation: "Bone Health a Concern for Some Women with Epilepsy;" "Epilepsy: an introduction;"  "Finding the Right Medication;" "When Standard Treatment is Not Enough;" and "Ketogenic Diet." National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research." Wiebe, S.  , Aug. 2, 2001; vol. 345: pp 311-318. News release, FDA. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. News release, UCB, Inc.






New England Journal of Medicine

University Hospital, Newark, NJ: "The Ketogenic Diet."

Epilepsy Foundation, Greater Chicago: "Ketogenic Diet."

 

 

 

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 15, 2018

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