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What is the most common treatment for epilepsy?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends!

The word epilepsy denotes disturbances of consciousness in a variety of ways and due to a large number of causes.
The symptoms often are repetitive. If there is no definite cause (idiopathic) it is prevented usually by anticonvulsants.

In brief: Depends!

The word epilepsy denotes disturbances of consciousness in a variety of ways and due to a large number of causes.
The symptoms often are repetitive. If there is no definite cause (idiopathic) it is prevented usually by anticonvulsants.
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Dr. Richard Simmons
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: AED's

Antiepileptic drugs (aeds) are, by far the most common treatment for seizures.
Depending on the seizure type, different aeds will be chosen. They are sometimes used alone or in combination. Other than aeds, vagus nerve stimulation (vns), the ketogenic diet, and epilepsy surgery are alternative treatments for epilepsy.

In brief: AED's

Antiepileptic drugs (aeds) are, by far the most common treatment for seizures.
Depending on the seizure type, different aeds will be chosen. They are sometimes used alone or in combination. Other than aeds, vagus nerve stimulation (vns), the ketogenic diet, and epilepsy surgery are alternative treatments for epilepsy.
Dr. Richard Simmons
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Dr. Nancy Bass
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Meds and lifestyle

Epilepsy is the tendency for repeated seizures.
Seizures can have a wide variety of causes. After an initial evaluation, you doctor will typically prescribe a medication that is know to work well for your kind of seizure. Lifestyle changes are also helpful, such as limiting alcohol consumption, avoiding sleep deprivation, and avoiding heights until your seizures are under good control.

In brief: Meds and lifestyle

Epilepsy is the tendency for repeated seizures.
Seizures can have a wide variety of causes. After an initial evaluation, you doctor will typically prescribe a medication that is know to work well for your kind of seizure. Lifestyle changes are also helpful, such as limiting alcohol consumption, avoiding sleep deprivation, and avoiding heights until your seizures are under good control.
Dr. Nancy Bass
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