If you’ve been diagnosed with epilepsy, your doctor will create a treatment plan for you. Medications called antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are the primary treatment for epilepsy. These medications greatly reduce or prevent seizures in most people who take them. For some people, other treatment options may be available.
Your Medication Plan
Your doctor will work with you to create the best medication plan for you.
Type of medication: There are many types of AEDs. The first type you try will likely help you. If not, your doctor may suggest another type, or a combination of AEDs.
Dosage: You will probably be started at a low dosage. The dosage will be slowly increased until your seizures are better controlled or a target dosage is reached.
Rescue medications: Your treatment plan may include special medications to stop seizures. They can be given to you during a seizure only by someone who has been specially instructed by a doctor.