A few of the questions you'll find answered here:

  • How are seizures and epilepsy treated?
  • What should I do if someone has a seizure?
  • When seizure medications don't work, what else can be tried?

The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to helping people with seizures and their families lead full and unrestricted lives according to their own wishes.

"No seizures, no side effects" is the goal of epilepsy treatment.

Patient and doctor discussing treatment options

Keep striving to get the best seizure control possible.

We hope these sections will help you learn about different treatments and get the help you need.

  • Learn about the basics of Treatment 101 to help you get started.
  • Look at Receiving Quality Care to see what to expect when you have just been diagnosed or after you have already started treatment.
  • Then learn about specific treatments, what to do if seizures don't stop, and how to develop your health care team.
  • You'll also find tools to help you manage your epilepsy or learn about research studies in other sections, so don't stop here!
Authored By: 
Steven C. Schachter MD
Patricia O. Shafer RN, MN
Joseph I. Sirven MD
Authored Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Reviewed By: 
Joseph I. Sirven MD
Patricia O. Shafer RN, MN
Reviewed Date: 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014