When drugs alone can’t control seizures, this is called Drug-Resistant Epilepsy (D.R.E.)
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.
in the US have epilepsy
1 in 3 people
with epilepsy have D.R.E.
in the US alone
Why keep adding more drugs to D.R.E.?
Studies have proven that adding more medications is not likely to control this kind of epilepsy.
If the first two drugs
don’t result in seizure freedom, there is a
that no drug or combination of drugs will
is proven seizure control
designed for people living with D.R.E.
The rate of D.R.E.
has not been significantly reduced
over the last 20 years
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.