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Epilepsy Treatment Conditions Treatments UCSF Medical Center

7/13/2014
01:34 | Author: Allison King

Epilepsy treatment medications
Epilepsy Treatment Conditions Treatments UCSF Medical Center

Your neurology team at the Epilepsy Center, along with your primary care doctor, will design a treatment plan tailored to your condition and individual needs.

Over time, your medication may be changed to find the right drug and dose. The type of medication prescribed for you will depend on your condition. Be sure to take your medication as directed. Call your neurologist if you have questions or have any unexpected side effects. Your neurologist will explain how to take your medication and what side effects might occur. Most seizures can be prevented with medication.

If you are having regular or even occasional seizures, avoid dangerous situations at work and during leisure activities.

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Epilepsy Treatment Options Surgery, Medication, VNS Spectrum

5/12/2014
01:28 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

Epilepsy treatment medications
Epilepsy Treatment Options Surgery, Medication, VNS Spectrum

We offer every known treatment option for epilepsy, including medical, surgical, alternative and experimental therapies.

VNS may help reduce or eliminate seizures in patients who are not able to find relief with medications and are not candidates for epilepsy surgery. In many cases, this will help stop a seizure. Vagus nerve stiumulation (VNS) involves minor surgery to implant a pacemaker device that electrically stimulates the brain through the vagus nerve in the neck. When a patient feels a seizure starting, he or she activates the device.

The Modified Atkins Diet also emphasizes high-protein and low-carbohydrate meals, but is easier to adhere to outside of the hospital.

In these cases, surgery may be more beneficial than continued medical management.

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