How Doctors Choose your Medications

Key Takeaways

Anti-Seizure Medications are effective, but unfortunately, not all people with epilepsy respond favorably to these medications over time.

  • A detailed clinical history and multiple specialized tests help to identify the location of the seizures, the causes, risks, and potential consequences of epilepsy. All this information is used by the clinicians to select the most appropriate medications providing individualized therapies to keep the person free from seizures.
  • Medications are prescribed based on the patient’s condition, individual factors; medication indications, and contraindications.
  • How the body absorbs, uses, and removes medication, changes with age and other conditions. Always talk to your doctor about your meds and other therapies.
  • You and your doctor can evaluate benefits and risks to determine what is best for you and will help to make adjustments or changes to the Anti-Seizure Medications.
  • When the medications don’t work as expected, your doctor can evaluate your condition for other treatment options.
  • Do not change the dose or stop your medications without your doctor’s approval.
  • Consult your doctor before adding any herbs or supplements to your treatment. Some of them may interfere with your medications or worsen your seizures.
  • Do not miss appointments with your doctor. Your doctor may order certain lab tests to check your body’s response to the medications to avoid side effects and complications.

Epilepsy can be treated successfully, follow the doctors’ recommendations!

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