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Can more than one drug be used for the treatment of epilepsy and seizures?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Whereas in the past there were only a few drugs, now there are many that can be customized based on risk factors and even the type of seizures.
Older medicines like Depakote and Dilantin are still used, and still work well, but new medications like Keppra (levetiracetam) are becoming the mainstay in treatment for many types of seizures.

In brief: Yes

Whereas in the past there were only a few drugs, now there are many that can be customized based on risk factors and even the type of seizures.
Older medicines like Depakote and Dilantin are still used, and still work well, but new medications like Keppra (levetiracetam) are becoming the mainstay in treatment for many types of seizures.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
A combination of these can also be used.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
And one uses the ones that work and produce the fewest side effects at the lowest cost
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: When necessary

An attempt should always be made to find the one best medication to control seizures.
However, many patients need combined treatments. In addition to combined meds, some patients need surgery to remove epileptic brain tissue. Others need special stimulators such as vns to help control seizures. Combination treatment is complex and needs to be monitored by specially trained neurologists.

In brief: When necessary

An attempt should always be made to find the one best medication to control seizures.
However, many patients need combined treatments. In addition to combined meds, some patients need surgery to remove epileptic brain tissue. Others need special stimulators such as vns to help control seizures. Combination treatment is complex and needs to be monitored by specially trained neurologists.
Dr. William Goldie
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