Medication Therapy

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Medicine is often the best approach to controlling seizures. There are many types of medications used to treat seizures and epilepsy – with different ones working better for different types of seizures and certain patients. Once an effective medication or combination of medications is found, there may be an adjustment in treatment to get the correct dose and to minimize or eliminate any medication related side effects.

Medications are usually taken by mouth, as capsules, tablets, sprinkles, or syrup. If you are in the hospital with seizures, your medication may be given by injection or intravenously.

It is important to take your medication on time and as prescribed by your doctor.