Treating Seizures and Epilepsy
"No seizures, no side effects" is the goal of epilepsy treatment.
- Not every person will reach that goal right now, but research and specialty care help more people achieve it each year.
- While seizure medicines are the mainstay of epilepsy treatment, there are other approaches to think about too, including.
- Learn the basics of Treatment 101 to get started.
- If your seizures are difficult to control, meaning you continue to have seizures after one year or after two anti-seizure medications have been tried, we recommend seeking more specialized care.
- Epilepsy centers provide a team approach to caring for people with seizures and epilepsy. Testing is available to diagnose whether a person has seizures and the type of epilepsy they may have.
- Epilepsy experts (called epileptologists) can help explore all treatment options, .
"Keep striving to get the best seizure control possible."
What Else Can I Do?
- Download our treatment fact sheets and take them to your medical appointments to ask questions.
- Look at Receiving Quality Care to see what to expect whether you have just been diagnosed or already started treatment.
- Find tools to help you keep track of your seizures or manage your medications and talk with your healthcare team.
- Find help managing your epilepsy.
- Learn about research and what happens during a clinical trial.
Learn More:Contact Our Helpline
Epilepsy centers provide you with a team of specialists to help you diagnose your epilepsy and explore treatment options.
Find in-depth information on anti-seizure medications so you know what to ask your doctor.
Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline
Call our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline and talk with an epilepsy information specialist or submit a question online.
Tools & Forms
Download our seizure tracking app, print out seizure action plans, or explore other educational materials.