Medications

Medicine is the most common treatment for controlling seizures and is almost always the first therapy. Medicine controls seizures for about 7 out of 10 people living with epilepsy. There are many different anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) and different medicines help with different kinds of epilepsy/seizures.

 

It is important to talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of the different AEDs and to never stop or change your medicine without talking to your doctor, as this could cause complications.

 

 

Medical Therapy In Epilepsy: Treatment, Side Effects, Drug Interactions

 

Barry Gidal PharmD, RPh, and Elaine Kiriakopoulos MD, MSc, spoke to behavioral health providers about medical therapy in epilepsy. The goal was to improve their understanding of seizure treatment, medication side effects, and drug interactions to help them meet the needs of their patients living with epilepsy.

Recorded September 12, 2019

When to Seek Specialty Care

If your seizures are difficult to control, meaning you continue to have seizures after one year or after two anti-seizure medications have been tried, we recommend seeking more specialized care.
Epilepsy centers provide a team approach to caring for people with seizures and epilepsy. Testing is available to diagnose whether a person has seizures and the type of epilepsy they may have. Epilepsy experts can help explore all treatment options, including new or add-on seizure medications, surgery, devices, dietary therapy, or a clinical trial.
Epilepsy Centers in Colorado & Wyoming
Denver Health and Hospitals Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Level 4 Center
Adult/Pediatric Epilepsy Center
(303) 602-5099
777 Bannock Street
Denver, Colorado

Lutheran Medical Center

(303) 425-8052
8300 W. 38th Ave
Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Swedish Epilepsy Center

Level 4 Center
Adult Epilepsy Center
(303) 788-3700
501 East Hampden Avenue
Englewood, Colorado

University of Colorado Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Level 4 Center
Adult Epilepsy Center
(720) 848-7696
1635 Aurora Court Box F727
P.O. Box 6510, Mail Stop F727
Aurora, Colorado

Children’s Hospital Of Colorado Pediatric Epilepsy Center

Level 4 Center
Pediatric Epilepsy Center
(720) 777-6895
13123 E. 16th Avenue
B155-Section of Pediatric Neurology
Aurora, Colorado

Centura Epilepsy Center

Littleton Adventist Hospital
Level 3 Center
Adult Epilepsy Center
(720) 528-0823
7700 S Broadway
Littleton, Colorado

St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center

Level 3 Center
Adult Epilepsy Center
(970) 298-3150
750 Wellington Avenue
Suite 3C
Grand Junction, Colorado

Wyoming Epilepsy Center

Level 3 Center
Adult Epilepsy Center
(307) 577-7201
1233 East 2nd Street
Casper, Wyoming