Thank you for posting your query.
) is a chronic disease, and medicines are required for long time, even for whole life in some cases.
75-80% of patients get well controlled with medicines alone, however, the remaining may not have good control of fits
with medicines. This group may require surgery.
First of all, your mother needs to be evaluated in a good Center for epilepsy treatment. This would ascertain the correct line of treatment (medical or surgical).
For medicines, we have to use the correct dose. There are other good medicines also, such as levetiracetam
, etc. Your doctor can decide about them.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad