COVID-19 and Epilepsy

Until now, there is no evidence of a direct effect of COVID-19 on seizures or epilepsy. However, patients may experience worsening of seizures due to systemic illnesses, drug interactions, decreased access to antiseizure medications and increased stress. People with epilepsy require appropriate counselling and attention in these areas. If you have important information to share about management of people with epilepsy in relation to COVID-19, email us at We will also be posting relevant information on this page.

Letter from Sam Wiebe, ILAE President

AED interactions and COVID-19 (in English)

Emergenza Coronovirus: Vademecum per le Persone con Epilessia (in Italian)

تساؤلات حول وباء فيروس كورونا المستجد لمرضى الصرع
(Questions about the emerging epidemic of coronavirus for people with epilepsy, (Arabic, March 2020)

Latest Coronavirus Guidance for Children and Adults with Dravet Syndrome (March 24. 2020)

Epilepsy and the coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs
Epilepsy Society

Concerns About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Epilepsy
Epilepsy Foundation

COVID-19 Resources for Epilepsy Clinicians
COVID-19 Resources for Epilepsy Researchers
American Epilepsy Society