Other Treatments for Epilepsy
For Managing Epileptic Seizures
- Ear pain
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty swallowing
- Muscle twitching
- Infection at the site of the implant
- Premature battery depletion
When to Contact Your Doctor
- Experience any unusual or severe symptoms or side effects
- Do not experience any decrease in epileptic seizures
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