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"VNS Therapy helped control my seizures and let me be a teenager."

- Tayler,
VNS Therapy since 2011

"VNS Therapy helped me live a better life with epilepsy."

- Alysse,
VNS Therapy since 2009

"I want other people with epilepsy to know there's another option—VNS Therapy."

- Jaime,
VNS Therapy since 1999

"With fewer seizures I found new confidence and started traveling. VNS has changed my life."

- Mickey,
VNS Therapy since 2000

"I was ready to call it quits, then VNS came around and I got my life back."

- Aaron,
VNS Therapy since 2008

"VNS helped me gain back some of the independence epilepsy had taken from me."

- Candice,
VNS Therapy since 2001

What is VNS Therapy®?

VNS Therapy—short for vagus nerve stimulation—has helped more than 80,000 people achieve long-term seizure control. This non-medication treatment works with any seizure medication without adding drug-related side effects and, in many cases, has given people the opportunity to live more fulfilling lives with fewer, less severe seizures.

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What is VNS Therapy®?

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Monthly Phone Facts call

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If you're looking for a new treatment option to help you gain additional control over your seizures, join others who share your search. Talk live with an epileptologist and ask questions about VNS Therapy. You will also have the opportunity to speak with a person benefiting from VNS Therapy. Dial in to 1-877-451-8943 on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm CST to join the discussion or just listen in to learn more about VNS Therapy.

How will VNS Therapy help me?

How will VNS Therapy help me?

Many people with seizures have gained additional control with VNS Therapy, including:

  • Fewer, less severe seizures

  • Shorter recovery time from seizures

  • Improved mood

  • Increased alertness

  • Better memory and concentration

  • Reduced dose or number of seizure medications

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Video Testimonials

Video Testimonials

Ever wonder what life would be like with fewer, less frequent seizures? What if the number of your medications could be reduced? Check out these videos from people who have VNS Therapy. Find out what their lives were like before and what they have experienced since choosing VNS Therapy.

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Indication

The VNS Therapy System is indicated for use as an adjunctive therapy in reducing the frequency of seizures in adults and adolescents over 12 years of age with partial onset seizures that are refractory to antiepileptic medications.

Important Safety Information
Common side effects include: hoarseness, cough, paresthesia, and shortness of breath.