Good news! For most people with seizures and epilepsy, treatment can stop or control seizures. The first step is for you and your doctor to find the right medicine for you.

While most people do well with the first 1 or 2 medicines they try, others find that medicine just doesn’t work. And for some people, seizure medicine can cause bad side effects even if it works to control seizures.

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Authored by: Patricia O. Shafer RN, MN