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treatment

Up to 70% of people could have their epilepsy controlled with medication (anti-epileptic drugs). For some people whose epilepsy does not respond to anti-epileptic drugs, there may be other possible treatment options.

Epilepsy medication in the pharmacy

Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are a treatment for epilepsy. Up to 70% of people could have their epilepsy controlled with AEDs.

Foods included in the ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet is one treatment option for children with epilepsy whose seizures are not controlled with AEDs. The diet may help to reduce the number or severity of seizures and can often have positive effects on behaviour.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) therapy

Information on Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy, which is a type of treatment for epilepsy.

Surgeon examining brain scans

Brain surgery or neurosurgery is one way of treating epilepsy. Certain criteria have to be met and tests have to be done to assess suitability. 

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy

Information about deep brain stimulation therapy.

Epilepsy charter

The Epilepsy charter explains the rights and services that a person with epilepsy can expect.

planning your appointment with the epilepsy specialist, using our 'your appointment' form

Information to help someone with epilepsy make the most of their medical appointments.

Patient having a review

Everyone with epilepsy is recommended to have a structured review of their condition at least once a year.

Clinic reception

Contact details for some of the clinics or assessment centres that provide specialist services for adults with epilepsy. 

Children's waiting room

Contact details for some of the clinics or assessment centres that provide specialist services for children with epilepsy. 

Medication

More information on epilepsy medication including emergency medication, latest news and taking your medication.