Treatment options for epilepsy and seizures include medications, surgery, neurostimulation devices, and dietary therapy. Antiseizure medications (ASMs) are often the first line of treatment.


AES Treatment-related Resources for Epilepsy Care Providers

  • A Summary of Antiseizure Medications Available in the United States (Updated 2020) 
    A tabular PDF summary of the most commonly used ASMs available for prescription in the United States. This document replaces the AES 2018 Summary of AEDs Available in the United States.
  • Treatment of Refractory Convulsive Status Epilepticus: A Comprehensive Review by the American Epilepsy Society Treatments Committee (Published 2020)
    comprehensive review that evaluates the strength of evidence for eight parenteral ASMs used as third-line treatments of convulsive refractory status epilepticus.


Drug Alerts and FDA News

Ongoing drug and device news and updates pertinent to epilepsy treatment from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other sources, as monitored and identified by members of the AES Treatments Committee.