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list of anti-epileptic drugs

Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are the main form of treatment for people with epilepsy. And up to 70% (7 in 10) people with epilepsy could have their seizures completely controlled with AEDs. There are around 26 AEDs used to treat seizures, and different AEDs work for different seizures. Here we explain what the different AEDs are, what type of seizures or epilepsy they are used for, as well as linking to some essential information about average doses and common side effects from either the British National Formulary (BNF) or the electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC).

There are three ways you can search for information about AEDs:

  • by the generic name of the AED
  • by the brand name of the particular type of AED or
  • by the type of seizure or seizures you have.

Generic names

Brand names (available as):

Seizure types