In the first of a two-part series, Dr. Jeffrey Britton, neurologist and epilepsy specialist at Mayo Clinic, explains when patients can stop their anti-epileptic medication. Visit http://mayocl.in/2o1cpIu for more information on care at Mayo Clinic or to request an appointment.
After a period of time being seizure-free, it is common for patients to wonder when it is appropriate to stop their epilepsy medication. Dr. Britton explains the factors patients and their physicians should consider when thinking about stopping their medication for the treatment of epilepsy.
Dr. Britton explains risk and relapse factors that should be considered.