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Epilepsy: Taking Your Medicines Properly

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You may be taking one or more medicines to prevent seizures. To get the most benefit from them, you need to consistently take the right dose of the right medicine at the right time. This can be difficult. But by following a few key tips, you can do it.

How to take your medicines properly

Here's how you can get started taking your medicines properly.

Make a medicine plan

Work with your doctor to make a medicine plan. Things to think about include:

Get organized

Taking medicines properly means taking the right dose of the right medicines at the right time. To be sure you are taking your medicines properly, you may want to have a system to keep track of when and how you take your pills.

Taking your medicines

Keep the following in mind as you follow your medicine plan.

Credits for Epilepsy: Taking Your Medicines Properly

Current as of: December 13, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Steven C. Schachter MD - Neurology

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