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Andres
On VNS Therapy
since 2014

What is Drug-Resistant
Epilepsy (DRE)?

Seizures that continue despite appropriate treatment with antiepileptic drugs

When drugs alone can’t control seizures, this is called
Drug-Resistant Epilepsy (DRE)

If you’re living with uncontrolled seizures, you are not alone. 1 in 3 people with epilepsy have the kind that is resistant to medication.

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Why keep adding more drugs to DRE?

Studies have proven that adding more medications is not likely to control this kind of epilepsy.

Risks of undertreated epilepsy

Despite what we know about the risks of living with undertreated epilepsy, the majority of people affected by this condition will continue to be prescribed additional medications instead of being evaluated for non-drug therapy options.

Risks of undertreated epilepsy (what is dre page)

    • Seizure-related injury

    • Increased risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy

    • Increased hospital and ER visits

    • Depression, anxiety, and developmental issues

    • Changes with thinking and memory

    • Adverse effects of long-term antiepileptic drug use

    • Issues with social interactions

When drugs can’t provide the control you deserve, it’s time to consider options beyond more medication.

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