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    Treatments

    There are a range of treatment options for epilepsy.

    Fast facts

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      Most people have their epilepsy treated with epilepsy medicines
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      About half of people with epilepsy in the UK are seizure free. With the right treatment, an estimated 70% could be seizure free
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      After you’ve tried 2 or 3 epilepsy medicines the possibility of getting full seizure control with medicines goes down
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      When epilepsy isn’t controlled by taking epilepsy medicine doctors might suggest other treatments like epilepsy brain surgery, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) or the ketogenic diet

     

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    Updated 12 May 2020
    Review 12 May 2023
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