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Treatment with epilepsy medicines

Everything you need to know about epilepsy treatment. Also a list of all epilepsy medicines, how they affect your bones, how they affect contraception and the Yellow Card Scheme

Getting the right teatment for your epilepsy

The patient journey

Guidelines and initiatives for getting the right care and treatment for your epilepsy

The NICE Guideline, the NHS Constitution, the Care Quality Commission and Choose and Book

What to do if you're unhappy about your treatment

Ways of making a complaint

Other ways of treating epilepsy

Brain surgery, deep brain stimulation, trigeminal nerve stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, the ketogenic diet and complementary therapies

Getting the same version of your epilepsy medicine every time

Why it’s important to get the same version of your epilepsy medicine, generic prescribing and parallel imports

Complementary treatments

Includes information about herbal medicines, supplements and essential oils

Status epilepticus

Information about what status epilepticus is, why it’s a medical emergency and how to treat it

Emergency treatment for seizures that last a long time

Emergency treatment, individual plans and consent

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Hi i was just wonderin whether herbal tea is ok to drink if u have epilepsy

Submitted by amanda perera on

Hi Amanda

I’m pleased to say, it is OK to drink herbal tea if you have epilepsy.


Epilepsy Action Advice and Information Team

Submitted by Diane@Epilepsy ... on