Focal Seizures

What Are the Treatments for Focal Seizures?

What Are the Treatments for Focal Seizures?

Focal seizures, which affect only one area of the brain, comprise 60 percent of adult seizures and 45 percent of childhood seizures, states the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Focal, or partial, seizures can be simple or complex. Simple seizures affect a single muscle group and normally last less than a minute. Complex seizures are characterized by loss of consciousness, gagging, lip smacking or muscle contractions, and no memory of the seizure afterward.


Anti-seizure medications taken long-term remain the first line treatment for focal seizures. Typical medications include phenytoin, valproate and carbamazepine; newer medications, such as tiagabine, gabapentin, Topiramate or Levetiracetam, may be used in conjunction with older medications. Typical side effects include dizziness, fatigue and weight gain, but anti-seizure medications can also cause severe side effects. Regular medical supervision is required. Women who want to get pregnant may need their medications changed or adjusted. As people age, their medication requirements may also change.

Natural home remedy using ash gourd and liquorice powder:
1. Ash gourd is considered as one of the best remedies for seizures
2. Take 1 bowl of crushed ash gourd
3. Press it on a sieve and extract its juice
4. Add 3 tsp liquorice powder
5. Mix well
6. Drink once a day

Natural home remedy using milk and garlic:
1. Take 100 ml milk
2. Add 100 ml water
3. Pour in a vessel
4. Allow the mixture to boil for 10-15 min
5. Crush 4-5 garlic cloves
6. Press on a sieve and extract garlic juice
7. Add it to the milk mixture
8. Mix well
9. Drink once a day