Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Rhode Island Hospital

Medications to Manage Seizures

Many (60 to 70 percent) of epilepsy patients manage seizures with antiepileptic medications, which are prescribed based on seizure type, side effects, age and health of the patient and ease of compliance. Medications are adjusted to maintain the proper dose to control seizures while using the smallest dose necessary to achieve this goal.

Comprehensive The Epilepsy Program

Contact Us

Call the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at 401-444-7608.

The team at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program has extensive, up-to-date expertise in all medications used to treat various types of epileptic seizures, including:

  • The older, well-established "first generation" of anticonvulsant medications that have helped so many patients for decades.

  • A newer generation of anticonvulsant medications that have been approved over the past 15 years, and which afford patients beneficial advancements made in recent years.

  • Experimental, promising new medications that may be helpful in treating patients whose seizures have not been adequately controlled by other drugs to date.