Combination Therapy for Epilepsy


Linda Wasmer Andrews

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When it comes to epilepsy treatments, one size doesn’t fit all. In fact, there are more than 20 different antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) available to treat the condition.

Usually, a single medication can help people with epilepsy keep their seizures under control. But if one medication is only partially effective for you, your doctor may sometimes add another drug. Or your doctor may choose to combine your medication with surgery, an implanted device, or a special diet. The ultimate goal is to find the right treatment combination for you—one that optimizes your seizure control and minimizes your side effects.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by seizures—but it can affect everyone in different ways. Do you know the facts?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Nov 6, 2015

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