Medications used at home are usually taken by mouth (as capsules, tablets, sprinkles, or syrup), but some can be given rectally (into your rectum). If you are in the hospital with seizures, your medication may be given by injection or intravenously (given to you directly through a needle).
It is important to take your medication on time and as prescribed by your doctor. Different people react to medications differently. Your doctor might need to adjust the time you take your medication or how much you take to control your seizures.
All medications can have side effects, although some people may not experience side effects. Discuss your medication's side effects with your doctor.
While you are taking medications, different tests may be done to make sure they are working properly. These tests may include: