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Epilepsy - Treatments

  • Medical Treatment
Anti-epileptic medications are usually the first-line of treatment. There are many types of anti-epileptic medications available and a patient may be prescribed more than one type, depending on the type of seizure.
Side Effects of Medications

Common side effects include:
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
Less common side effects include:
  • Hand tremor
  • Hair loss
  • Blurring of vision
  • Weight gain 

  • Surgical Treatment
Patients with focal seizures and are not responding to anti-epileptic medication might be suitable candidates for surgery depending on where their seizures originate. For patients without a clear cut resectable lesion, vagal nerve stimulation can be considered.

Epilepsy - Preparing for surgery

Epilepsy - Post-surgery care

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