The goal of treatment is to control or prevent epileptic seizures. Treatment is fully or partially successful in about 80% of patients. Medication is generally the most successful way to treat and manage epilepsy. Lifestyle changes and other treatments, like a ketogenic diet, are also considered. In some cases, surgery may be recommended.

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Treatment may involve the following:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryOther treatments

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
  • Review Date: 02/2017 -
  • Update Date: 03/15/2015 -