Please verify your email address to receive email notifications.

Enter your email address

We have sent you a verification email. Please check your inbox and spam folder.

Unable to send verification, please refresh and try again later.

  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What is the treatment for epilepsy?

  • Find a professional to answer your question

  • 1


    Established in 1952, Epilepsy Action Australia provides education and support for people with epilepsy, their families and community, and professional groups. These services promote self-management … View Profile

    Epilepsy is initially treated with medications. It is possible for up to 70% of people to get complete seizure control with minimal side effects.
    For people who have poor seizure control despite trying many different medications over time, there are now other treatment options. These are dependent upon the type of epilepsy and the likelihood of success. Often medications are still necessary as well as the below treatments. They can include:

    • Surgery
    • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
    • Ketogenic diet
    • Complementary

answer this question

You must be a Health Professional to answer this question. Log in or Sign up .

You may also like these related questions

Ask a health question

Empowering Australians to make better health choices