Ninety percent of the patients can be cured of epilepsy by appropriate treatment. In the remaining ten percent the seizures can be ameliorated to a certain extent by appropriate therapy.
The principles of treatment are as follows:
- Early treatment paves way to quick control of seizures.
- Frequent alterations of treatment is not advisable. It takes about two to three weeks for a given drug to reach the proper blood level whenever it is started or modified. During this period seizures can recur as the person is not yet protected by the drug.
- A single drug therapy is always superior to multidrug therapy.
- Now there are many drugs available for the treatment of epilepsy. A person should not use any drug other than what is prescribed to him as serious untoward effects can occur this way.