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How do you take medicine for epilepsy?

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Most epilepsy medications are taken by mouth. Depending on the type of drug, you may have to take it several times a day. Talk to your doctor about when you will need to take the medication, and how this affects your lifestyle. Rarely, epilepsy medicine may be given by injection. This is most often done when seizures need to be controlled right away.

SOURCES:

Epilepsy Foundation: "Epilepsy Treatments;" "Special Concerns about Seizure Medications;" and "Ask the Expert (July 2003): Choosing an Effective Therapy for Women and Girls."

American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation: "Treatment: Medication."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Epilepsy."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Epilepsy Foundation: "Epilepsy Treatments;" "Special Concerns about Seizure Medications;" and "Ask the Expert (July 2003): Choosing an Effective Therapy for Women and Girls."

American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation: "Treatment: Medication."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Epilepsy."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2017

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