Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are the first line of therapy used by doctors to treat epilepsy. Although AEDs do not cure epilepsy, they do, in many cases, help to keep the seizures controlled, thus enabling the patient to have a better quality of life. In addition, the longer a patient with epilepsy is seizure-free while taking medications, the better the chance he or she will remain seizure-free after the medications have been stopped. There are several antiepileptic drugs now available to treat seizures. At the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center we want to help you find the information you need simply and easily. In this section we will provide you with an alphabetical listing of medications and in-depth answers to your most frequently asked questions.