Medication

Brain tumors often cause symptoms that may include headaches, pain, seizures, mood swing and other issues. To help you feel better and treat your symptoms, your physician may prescribe medication, including:

  • Steroids to reduce brain swelling, which also helps reduce headache and pain
  • Anticonvulsants to help prevent seizures or convulsions
  • Medications to help prevent side effects of brain tumors or certain treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. These include:
    • Antiemetics to help control nausea and vomiting
    • Laxatives or stool softeners to treat constipation
    • Pain relievers
    • Medicine to help with anxiety, stress or depression
    • Hormones to replace the ones your body isn’t making as a result of treatment or to treat certain types of tumors