Anti-epileptic medicationsare the first line of defense against seizures. Today, there are several anti-epileptic medications available. Deciding which medications will benefit a patient is sometimes a complicated procedure. A variety of factors must be taken into account including seizure type, age, gender and the patient's history with anti-epileptic drugs. Tools such as the EEG are used to determine seizure type.
Once your doctor prescribes a medication, it is important to follow the regimen he sets for you. Taking the medication in the correct manner is critical. If you are having difficulty remembering to take your medication, consult your physician. Seizure calendars and pill boxes can be helpful tools.
At EBMP, patients also are given the opportunity to participate in clinical drug trials for new anti-epileptic drugs.