Medication alone isn't the answer for 1/3 of people having seizures
Drug-resistant epilepsy is diagnosed when a person tries two or more prescribed medications without finding seizure freedom
People with drug-resistant epilepsy should consider other non-drug treatment options, like VNS Therapy, to maximize their seizure control and overall quality of life
VNS Therapy is an add-on treatment for partial-onset drug-resistant epilepsy FDA-approved for people as young as four
VNS Therapy is small device which sends mild pulses through the vagus nerve to areas in the brain in an effort to control seizures
Designed for more seizure-free moments, VNS Therapy works to prevent seizures before they start, and stop them if they do
About 9 out of 10 people with
VNS Therapy experienced improved quality of life
Studies have shown people with VNS Therapy also had improvements in alertness, concentration, and energy
“I've learned to start finding the beauty in everything and having VNS Therapy has made the biggest difference. I got my life back.”
"Her quality of life — it's changed. It's just miraculous. VNS Therapy
has been a lifesaver."
– Nicole, Vivien’s Mother
*These are the experiences of people who have tried VNS Therapy. Individual results may vary.
VNS Therapy can be used in addition to medicine and other treatments. It is not a drug and does not have drug-related side effects.
Infection is the most common side effect of the procedure.
The most common side effects of VNS Therapy include:
- shortness of breath
- sore throat
These side effects generally only occur during stimulation & usually decrease over time.