Epilepsy Treatment (cont.)
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Many drugs are available to treat epilepsy, several of which have only recently been released.
Older, classic medications used to treat epilepsy include:
Newer drugs to treat epilepsy include:
In general, for a given type of epilepsy there are only minor differences among appropriate drugs. The choice is most often based on other factors specific to each patient, such as which side effects can be tolerated by the patient, other illnesses they may have, and which delivery method is acceptable.
Although the different types of epilepsy vary greatly, in general, medications can control seizures in about 70% of patients.