Brain tumors often cause symptoms. These may include headaches, pain, seizures, mood swings and other issues. To help you feel better, your physician may prescribe medication. These may include:
- Steroids to reduce brain swelling. This can also help relieve headaches and pain.
- Anticonvulsants to help prevent seizures or convulsions.
- Often patients will be evaluated by an epileptologist (neurologist with a focus on epilepsy) with expertise in Tumor Related Epilepsy (TRE)
- Medications to lessen side effects of tumors or certain treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. These include:
- Anti-emetics to help control nausea and vomiting
- Laxatives or stool softeners to treat constipation
- Pain relievers
- Medications to ease anxiety, stress or depression
- Hormones to replace the ones your body is not making