Back Can epilepsy be treated with drugs?

While medications are not a cure, treatments are available that can control or stop seizures for most individuals with epilepsy. Your seizure type will be considered when selecting your treatment – you may be prescribed a monotherapy (the use of one medication) or polytherapy (the use of multiple medications) treatment plan. It may require some trial and error to find your optimum medication(s) and dose. Most of these medications are taken by mouth.

Should you experience any side effects when taking your medication(s), discuss them with your physician. They may alter your dosage or medication(s) to make your treatment more effective.