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"The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsys through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies."



SEIZURE MEDICATION LIST medications do you or your loved one take to control epilepsy? Do you know the adverse effects of those medications or the potential drug interactions?  Take a look at this in-depth list of seizure medications provided to you by the Epilepsy Foundation. Treatments are available that can successfully control seizures for most people with epilepsy. The first treatment is almost always one of the many seizure medications that are now available. Each medicine tends to work better with certain kinds of seizures than for others. If one treatment fails, another may be work better. Click here to view more information about the medication you or someone you love is taking. 



Written by the Brian Brueggemann, Belleville News Democrat, January 4, 2015

An expansion of Illinois’ medical cannabis law offers hope to adults and children who suffer seizures and have epilepsy, but an advocate for the patients fears they’ll have difficulty obtaining marijuana.

The state legislature in 2014 approved an expansion of the marijuana program, allowing adult and child patients to use it for treatment of epilepsy and other seizure disorders. As with the other ailments covered under the law, a doctor is required to give a recommendation for marijuana. In the case of children with epilepsy or seizure disorders, recommendations are needed from two doctors.

The problem, according to Ellen Becker, executive director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois, is that most epilepsy patients have specialized neurologists. For Southern Illinois patients, most of those doctors are based in St. Louis, Paducah, Ky., Terre Haute, Ind., or Evansville, Ind. And the law requires that the recommendation come from a doctor based in Illinois.

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