What Are the Treatment Options for Grand Mal Seizures?

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What are the treatment options for grand mal seizures?

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Grand mal seizures treatment

Grand mal seizures treatments options include medications that control seizures. Other treatment options include surgery and nerve stimulation.

Medications used in the treatment of epilepsy and seizures include:

  • Carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol, others)
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek)
  • Valproic acid (Depakene)
  • Oxcarbazepine (Oxtellar, Trileptal)
  • Lamotrigine (Lamictal)
  • Gabapentin (Gralise, Neurontin)
  • Topiramate (Topamax)
  • Phenobarbital
  • Zonisamide (Zonegran)

When medications fail to provide adequate control over seizures, surgery may be an option. With epilepsy surgery, a surgeon removes the area of your brain that’s causing seizures.

Apart from medications and surgery, these potential therapies offer an alternative for treating epilepsy:

  • Vagus nerve stimulation.
  • Deep brain stimulation.
  • Responsive neurostimulation.
  • A ketogenic diet.

 

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