Epilepsy: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

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What Side Effects Are Associated With VNS?

The most common side effects of VNS include hoarseness, coughing, tingling in the neck and problems swallowing. These usually occur only when the nerve is being stimulated. These side effects generally are mild and tend to go away over time.

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Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on October 29, 2009

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