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Seizure Medicines

The first-line treatment doctors almost always turn to is seizure medicines, also called antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Each medicine has its own formula that responds to certain kinds of seizures. If one drug fails, another may be more effective.

Medications do not cure epilepsy, but they make it possible for many children to live normal lives, free of seizures. For others, AEDs reduce the number of seizures.

The following drugs are approved for the treatment of epilepsy. Most drugs come in a brand name and generic form. The brand name is listed first, with the generic name in parentheses.

Drug information changes periodically. For the most updated information on drugs, visit www.drugs.com.

Last Update
July 2, 2012
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Last Update
July 2, 2012
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