VNS Therapy is Safe for Children*

Now FDA-approved for people as young as 4 years of age, VNS Therapy is proven safe and effective for treating uncontrolled seizures in children.

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VNS THERAPY AND CHILDREN

A proven, long-term treatment*

  • Used in more than 33,000 children worldwide, VNS Therapy is the #1 prescribed device for seizures in children.

  • Children treated with VNS Therapy have been shown to have fewer seizures, shorter and less severe seizures, and better recovery.

 

Improvements at a critical time in their development*

Uncontrolled seizures are harmful to your child's brain and when treated with medicine alone, children may experience a decline in development. But with early use of VNS Therapy, studies show children have seen improvements in alertness, concentration and energy at a critical time in their development.

 

 

*Following 24 months of therapy. References available upon request.

The most common side effect for VNS Therapy is hoarseness. Other common side effects are sore throat, shortness of breath and coughing. All of these side effects occur typically only during stimulation and tend to be less noticeable as time goes on. Children (ages 4-11) may have a greater risk of infection than those 12 years of age and older and may be more likely to experience lead damage due to higher activity levels and the potential to manipulate the lead. Talk to your doctor about the best ways to avoid these complications.

 

Joe
On VNS Therapy
since 2015

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