Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

What are Common Side Effects of Anti-Seizure Medications?

For those with serious seizure conditions, anti-seizure medications are necessary to prevent equally serious health problems. But as with any type of medication, there can be a ...

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New Epilepsy Drugs and Red Sea Fungus

Epilepsy affects tens of millions of people around the world today. While there are medications in use that can help around 66% of those who are suffering from epilepsy, there are ...

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How Did My Doctor Choose My Anti-Seizure Medication? Part 3

Many people wonder why their doctor chose the medication they are taking or are going to start taking. We have been exploring this topic in our three-part series on how your ...

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How Did My Doctor Choose My Anti-Seizure Medication? Part 2

In this three-part series, you will learn how your doctor chooses the anti-seizure medication that is appropriate for your type of epilepsy. Previously, in Part 1 we discussed the ...

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How Did My Doctor Choose My Anti-Seizure Medication? Part 1

In this three-part series, we will discuss how your doctor arrives at choosing the anti-seizure medication that is best for you. Each epilepsy is unique and no two people will ...

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How to Travel with Your Anti-Seizure Medications

If you are preparing to take a trip, there is no need to let your epilepsy slow you down for a minute. You must be sure to take your anti-seizure medications with you. It is ...

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How Do Anti-Seizure Medications Work? Part 2

In this two-part series, we are exploring how anti-seizure medications work. How do they stop your seizures or reduce the severity?   In Part 1, we discussed how our brain cells ...

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How Do Anti-Seizure Medications Work? Part 1

So you’ve been to see the Neurologist, and you and your physician have decided which anti-seizure medication (also referred to as an antiepileptic drug or AED) is the most ...

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8 Things to Know About Anti-Seizure Medications

When it comes to antiepileptic drugs (AED) or anti-seizure medications, there is no one medication that is favored over another. Depending on the type of seizures, other ...

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FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Rare Forms of Epilepsy: Part 3

To bring new drugs to the market and help those suffering from rare diseases and rare forms of epilepsy, the federal government passed the FDA Orphan Drug Act. In Part 1, we ...

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