Q&A With Carl Bazil, MD, PhD, FAAN of Columbia University: Latest Epilepsy Medical Treatments

In the treatment of epilepsy there are constantly new drugs being developed to help patients manage their seizures. In the recent past there have been four new medications, each with their own benefits but also with their own risks as well.

In the treatment of epilepsy there are constantly new drugs being developed to help patients manage their seizures. In the recent past there have been four new medications, each with their own benefits but also with their own risks as well.

Carl Bazil, MD, PhD, FAAN, from Columbia University discussed these new medications and what they can do for patient care and what doctors need to be aware of when prescribing them. While there are many medications already on the market Bazil noted that "None of them are Perfect." Adverse events reported with the medications including turning skin blue, suicidal and homicidal thoughts, and sedation.