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Drug Trials

When used appropriately, antiepileptic medications can effectively eliminate seizures in 70% of people with epilepsy. Because various medications have different side effects, the type and severity of these effects must be considered when selecting an antiepileptic drug for an individual patient.

In addition to standard treatment with antiepileptic medications, the Penn Epilepsy Center (PEC) offers patients whose seizures are not controlled by standard medications the opportunity to take part in investigational drug studies. At any point in time several new drugs are usually tested at the PEC. These drugs are not available to neurologists or internists in the community. All patients are followed by physicians, nurse specialists, drug study coordinators and social workers with expertise in epilepsy.














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