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List of Treatments for Epilepsy

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for epilepsy. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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Aptiom (Eslicarbazepine acetate)

Overview
Aptiom is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults who experience partial-onset seizures. Aptiom is indicated as an adjunct to existing medications when a… read more

Banzel (Rufinamide)

Overview
Banzel is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome in people one year and older. Banzel is indicated as an adjunctive… read more

Briviact (Brivaracetam)

Overview
Briviact is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat partial-onset seizures in people 16 years and older who have epilepsy. Briviact is used as an adjunctive therapy along with another… read more

Carbamazepine

Overview
Carbamazepine is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1968 for the treatment of seizures. In people with epilepsy, Carbamazepine is used to prevent most types of… read more

Carbatrol (Carbamazepine)

Overview
Carbatrol is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of seizures. In people with epilepsy, Carbatrol is used to prevent most types of seizures except… read more

Carnexiv (Carbamazepine)

Overview
Carnexiv is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to temporarily replace oral Carbamazepine therapy in adults with generalized tonic-clonic seizures and some types of partial… read more

Clonazepam

Overview
According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Clonazepam is prescribed in conjunction with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) if the AEDs alone are not adequately effective. As an adjunct to AEDs, Clonazepam is… read more

Complementary and alternative therapies

Overview

Studies show that as many as 44 percent of people with epilepsy in the U.S. try incorporating non-traditional therapies into their treatment plan. These treatments may be in addition to (complementary) or… read more

Corpus callosotomy

Overview

Approximately 20 percent of people with epilepsy cannot adequately control their seizures with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). Other people experience serious side effects from AEDs that impact their quality of… read more

Depacon (Valproate sodium)

Overview
Depacon is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat several types of seizures. In some situations, Depacon is used as a monotherapy, but in some cases Depacon is used as an adjunctive therapy… read more

Depakene (Valproic acid)

Overview
Depakene is a prescription drug that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat seizures in adults and children over 2 years old. Depakene is also referred to by its drug name,… read more

Depakote (Divalproex sodium)

Depakote is a prescription drug that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1983 to treat epilepsy. Depakote is also referred to by its drug name, Divalproex sodium. Within the body, Depakote… read more

Diamox (Acetazolamide)

Overview
Diamox is one brand name for Acetazolamide. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Acetazolamide is indicated for the treatment of epilepsy. Acetazolamide may be prescribed for absence or… read more

Diastat AcuDial (Diazepam)

Overview
Diastat AcuDial is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients 2 years of age and older who are on stable antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) but require occasional use… read more

Dilantin (Phenytoin)

Overview
Dilantin is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more than 50 years ago for the treatment of seizures. In people with epilepsy, Dilantin is most effective for partial… read more

Elepsia XR (Levetiracetam)

Overview
Elepsia XR is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat partial-onset seizures in adults and children older than 12 years. Elepsia XR is also referred to by its drug name,… read more

Epidiolex (Cannabidiol)

Overview
Epidiolex is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat seizures associated with Dravet syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in people age 2 and older. Epidiolex is also… read more

Epilim (Valproate)

Overview
Epilim is one brand name for Valproate. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Valproate is indicated for primary generalised epilepsy and simple and complex focal (partial) seizures.

Epilim… read more

Epiramax (Topiramate)

Overview
Epiramax is one brand name for Topiramate. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Topiramate is indicated for focal (partial) seizures, generalised tonic-clonic seizures, and drop attack seizures… read more

Extratemporal cortical resection

Overview

Approximately 20 percent of people with epilepsy cannot adequately control their seizures with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). Other people experience serious side effects from AEDs that impact their quality of… read more

Felbatol (Felbamate)

Overview
Felbatol is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of severe epilepsy in adults when other drugs cannot effectively control seizures. Since Felbatol… read more

Fintepla (Fenfluramine)

Overview
Fintepla is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat seizures associated with Dravet syndrome in patients at least 2 years old. Fintepla is also referred to by… read more

Frisium (Clobazam)

Overview
Frisium is a brand name for Clobazam. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Clobazam may be prescribed for acute treatment of seizures or in conjunction with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) if the… read more

Frontal lobectomy

Overview
Approximately 20 percent of people with epilepsy cannot adequately control their seizures with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Other people experience serious side effects from AEDs that impact their quality of… read more

Functional hemispherectomy

Overview

Approximately 20 percent of people with epilepsy cannot adequately control their seizures with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). Other people experience serious side effects from AEDs that impact their quality of… read more

Fycompa (Perampanel)

Fycompa is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012 for the treatment of partial seizures in people with epilepsy who are 12 years and older. Fycompa is also known by its… read more

Gabapentin

Overview
According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Gabapentin is indicated to treat focal (partial) seizures not controlled adequately by other antiepileptic drugs.

Gabapentin is an antiepileptic, or… read more

Gabaran (Gabapentin)

Overview
Gabaran is a brand name for Gabapentin. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Gabapentin is indicated to treat focal (partial) seizures not controlled adequately by other antiepileptic drugs.… read more

Gabitril (Tiagabine)

Overview
Gabitril is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of partial seizures in people with epilepsy who are 12 years and older. Gabitril is usually… read more

Gantin (Gabapentin)

Overview
Gantin is a brand name for Gabapentin. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Gabapentin is indicated to treat focal (partial) seizures not controlled adequately by other antiepileptic drugs.… read more

Keppra (Levetiracetam)

Overview
Keppra is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Keppra is prescribed for the treatment of partial onset seizures in people with epilepsy ages one month and older;… read more

Kerron (Levetiracetam)

Overview
Kerron is one brand name for the drug levetiracetam. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook, levetiracetam is indicated for focal (partial) seizures, for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures… read more

Ketogenic diet

Overview
The ketogenic diet is high in fat and low in carbohydrates. Doctors may recommend the ketogenic diet for children whose epilepsy does not respond to AEDs.

What does it involve?
The ketogenic focuses on a… read more

Klonopin (Clonazepam)

Overview
Klonopin is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat seizure disorders. Klonopin is most often used to treat absence seizures, myoclonic seizures, and… read more

Lamictal (Lamotrigine)

Lamictal is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1994 for the treatment of many different types of seizures. Lamictal is usually prescribed as an adjunctive medicine to be… read more

Lamidus (Lamotrigine)

Overview
Lamidus is one brand name for Lamotrigine. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Lamotrigine is indicated for focal (partial) and generalised seizures.

Lamidus is an antiepileptic, or drug… read more

Lamotrigine

Overview
According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Lamotrigine is indicated for focal (partial) and generalised seizures.

Lamotrigine is an antiepileptic, or drug that prevents seizures. It is believed… read more

Lamotrust (Lamotrigine)

Overview
Lamotrust is one brand name for Lamotrigine. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Lamotrigine is indicated for focal (partial) and generalised seizures.

Lamotrust is an antiepileptic, or… read more

Lesionectomy

Overview

Approximately 20 percent of people with epilepsy cannot adequately control their seizures with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). Other people experience serious side effects from AEDs that impact their quality of… read more

Levactam (Levetiracetam)

Overview
Levactam is one brand name for the drug levetiracetam. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Levetiracetam is indicated for focal (partial) seizures, for primary generalized tonic-clonic… read more

Levetiracetam

Overview
According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Levetiracetam is indicated for focal (partial) seizures, for primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures associated with idiopathic generalised epilepsy, and… read more

Levi (Levetiracetam)

Overview
Levi is one brand name for the drug levetiracetam. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook, levetiracetam is indicated for focal (partial) seizures, for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures… read more

Levitaccord (Levetiracetam)

Overview
Levitaccord is one brand name for levetiracetam. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Levetiracetam is indicated for focal (partial) seizures, for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures… read more

Logem (Lamotrigine)

Overview
Logem is one brand name for Lamotrigine. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Lamotrigine is indicated for focal (partial) and generalised seizures.

Logem is an antiepileptic, or drug that… read more

Lyrica (Pregabalin)

Overview
Lyrica is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005 as an adjunctive medication for the treatment of partial seizures in adults and children with epilepsy. Lyrica… read more

Melatonin

Overview

Melatonin is a hormone that promotes sleep. Melatonin is produced naturally by the body. Studies have shown that people with epilepsy have lower-than-normal levels of melatonin. It is unknown whether… read more

Multiple subpial transection (MST)

Overview

Approximately 20 percent of people with epilepsy cannot adequately control their seizures with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). Other people experience serious side effects from AEDs that impact their quality of… read more

Mysoline (Primidone)

Mysoline is a prescription medication approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in 1954 to control seizure types including psychomotor, grand mal, and focal epileptic seizures. Mysoline is also known by its… read more

Nayzilam (Midazolam)

Overview
Nayzilam is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a short-term treatment for seizure clusters in people 12 years of age and older. Nayzilam is also known by its drug… read more

Neurontin (Gabapentin)

Neurontin is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993 as an adjunctive medication for the treatment of partial seizures in people with epilepsy who are three years and older.… read more

Nupentin (Gabapentin)

Overview
Nupentin is a brand name for Gabapentin. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Gabapentin is indicated to treat focal (partial) seizures not controlled adequately by other antiepileptic drugs.… read more

Occipital lobectomy

Overview
Approximately 20 percent of people with epilepsy cannot adequately control their seizures with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Other people experience serious side effects from AEDs that impact their quality of… read more

Ospolot (Sulthiame)

Overview
Ospolot is a brand name for Sulthiame. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Sulthiame is indicated for epilepsy, especially temporal lobe and myoclonic seizures. Sulthiame may also be… read more

Oxtellar XR (Oxcarbazepine)

Oxtellar XR is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 for the treatment of partial seizures in people age two years and old. Oxtellar XR may be prescribed as a stand-alone… read more

Parietal lobectomy

Overview
Approximately 20 percent of people with epilepsy cannot adequately control their seizures with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Other people experience serious side effects from AEDs that impact their quality of… read more

Paxam (Clonazepam)

Overview
Paxam is one brand name for Clonazepam. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Clonazepam is prescribed in conjunction with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) if the AEDs alone are not adequately… read more

Peganone (Ethotoin)

Overview
Peganone is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat tonic-clonic and complex partial seizures. Peganone is also referred to by its drug name, ethotoin.

Peganone is… read more

Phenobarbital

Phenobarbital is a prescription medication that has been sold since 1912 for the treatment of seizures. In people with epilepsy, Phenobarbital is used to prevent all types of seizures except absence seizures, and to… read more

Phenytek (Phenytoin)

Overview
Phenytek is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more than 50 years ago for the treatment of seizures. In people with epilepsy, Phenytek is most effective for partial… read more

Qudexy XR (Topiramate)

Overview
Qudexy XR is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat several types of seizures in people age 2 and older. Qudexy XR may be prescribed in cases of partial onset seizures,… read more

Reedos (Lamotrigine)

Overview
Reedos is one brand name for Lamotrigine. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Lamotrigine is indicated for focal (partial) and generalised seizures.

Reedos is an antiepileptic, or drug that… read more

Responsive neurostimulation (RNS)

Overview
Approximately 20 percent of people with epilepsy cannot adequately control their seizures with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). For people with frequent, disabling partial onset seizures imperfectly controlled by… read more

Right frontal lobectomy

Overview
Approximately 20 percent of people with epilepsy cannot adequately control their seizures with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Other people experience serious side effects from AEDs that impact their quality of… read more

Rivotril (Clonazepam)

Overview
Rivotril is one brand name for Clonazepam. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Clonazepam is prescribed in conjunction with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) if the AEDs alone are not adequately… read more

Sabril (Vigabatrin)

Overview
Sabril is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat infantile spasms and, in combination with other medications, as treatment for refractory complex partial seizures in people 10 years and… read more

Tamate (Topiramate)

Overview
Tamate is one brand name for Topiramate. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Topiramate is indicated for focal (partial) seizures, generalised tonic-clonic seizures, and drop attack seizures… read more

Tegretol (Carbamazepine)

Overview
Tegretol is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1968 for the treatment of seizures. In people with epilepsy, Tegretol is used to prevent most types of seizures except… read more

Temporal lobe resection

Overview

Approximately 20 percent of people with epilepsy cannot adequately control their seizures with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). Other people experience serious side effects from AEDs that impact their quality of… read more

Temporal lobectomy

Overview
Approximately 20 percent of people with epilepsy cannot adequately control their seizures with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Other people experience serious side effects from AEDs that impact their quality of… read more

Teril (Carbamazepine)

Overview
Teril is one brand name for Carbamazepine. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Carbamazepine is indicated for simple and complex focal (partial) seizures and generalised tonic-clonic seizures… read more

Topamax (Topiramate)

Overview

Topamax is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997 for the treatment of complex and simple partial seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.… read more

Topiramate

Overview
According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Topiramate is indicated for focal (partial) seizures, generalised tonic-clonic seizures, and drop attack seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.… read more

Tranxene (Clorazepate)

Tranxene is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1972 to treat epilepsy. Tranxene is used in combination with other drugs to treat partial seizures that do not respond to… read more

Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine)

Overview
Trileptal is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 for the treatment of partial seizures in people age two years and old. Trileptal may be prescribed as a… read more

Trokendi XR (Topiramate)

Overview
Trokendi XR is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat several types of seizures in people age 6 and older. Trokendi XR may be prescribed as monotherapy (without other… read more

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)

Overview
Approximately 20 percent of people with epilepsy cannot adequately control their seizures with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Other people experience serious side effects from AEDs that impact their quality of… read more

Valium (Diazepam)

Valium is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1963. In cases of epilepsy, Valium is used in combination with other drugs to treat prolonged, repetitive, and cluster seizures.… read more

Valprease (Valproate)

Overview
Valprease is one brand name for Valproate. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Valproate is indicated for primary generalised epilepsy and simple and complex focal (partial) seizures.… read more

Valpro (Valproate)

Overview
Valpro is one brand name for Valproate. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Valproate is indicated for primary generalised epilepsy and simple and complex focal (partial) seizures.

Valpro… read more

Valproate

Overview
According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Valproate is indicated for primary generalised epilepsy and simple and complex focal (partial) seizures.

Valproate is an antiepileptic, or drug that… read more

Vimpat (Lacosamide)

Overview
Vimpat is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008 for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in people 17 and older. Doctors may also prescribe Vimpat for other… read more

Xcopri (Cenobamate tablets)

Overview
Xcopri is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with partial-onset seizures. Xcopri is also referred to by its drug name, cenobamate tablets.

Xcopri is… read more

Zarontin (Ethosuximide)

Zarontin, also known by its drug name, Ethosuximide, is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1960 for the treatment of absence seizures. Zarontin is frequently prescribed for… read more

Zonegran (Zonisamide)

Overview

Zonegran is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 for the treatment of many different types of seizures. Zonegran is usually prescribed as an adjunctive medicine… read more

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