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TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Treatments for Epilepsy

The goal of treatment is to control or prevent epileptic seizures. Treatment is fully or partially successful in about 80% of patients. Medication is generally the most successful way to treat and manage epilepsy . Lifestyle changes and other treatments are also used. In some cases, surgery may be recommended.

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Treatment may involve the following:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryOther treatments

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
  • Review Date: 03/2015 -
  • Update Date: 03/15/2015 -
  • Epilepsy in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated February 18, 2013. Accessed February 22, 2013.

  • Epilepsy in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated November 19, 2012. Accessed February 22, 2013.

  • NINDS Epilepsy information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: Updated February 21, 2013. Accessed February 22, 2013.

  • What is epilepsy? Epilepsy Foundation website. Available at: Accessed February 22, 2013.

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