For Parents and Support Givers
Whether you are a parent, spouse, sibling, colleague, or close friend, helping someone meet the challenges of epilepsy can be demanding as well as rewarding.
Once the person you care for is on a treatment that works, challenges still remain. There's no question that epilepsy can have an impact on your loved one's everyday life. There are many steps you can take, however, to help minimize that impact.
You'll find a few practical ideas for support givers listed below:
- Help Your Loved One Take Control
- Know the caregiving basics
- Find the right approach
- Keep learning
- Support Independence
- Counter the stigma of epilepsy
- Recognize workplace issues
- Help your child deal with school, peers, and play
- Help make driving with epilepsy safer
- Be Prepared
- Be prepared for seizures
- Be prepared when planning a pregnancy
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TOPAMAX® is approved as initial monotherapy in patients 2 years of age and older with partial-onset or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures.
Safety and effectiveness in patients who were converted to monotherapy from a previous regimen of other anticonvulsant drugs have not been established in controlled trials.
TOPAMAX® is approved as add-on therapy for patients 2 years of age and older with primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, partial-onset seizures, or seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.