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What should you ask your doctor if you continue to have seizures while taking medication?

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If you continue to have seizures while taking medication, there are several questions you can ask your doctor:

  • Are there any new drugs for epilepsy that might work for me?
  • Should I go to a special center for more testing?
  • Do I have the kind of epilepsy that might be treated by surgery?
  • Would my seizures respond to VNS therapy?

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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