One way to stick to the treatment plan you and your doctor agreed to is to check your prescription every time you pick it up at the pharmacy.
Think of the following “Four C’s” to help you stay on track, because staying on track with a medication that is working is important to managing your seizures.
The “Four C’s” of pharmacy visits:
- Compare the new pill bottle label with the label on your last prescription.
- Check that the pills look exactly the same (size, shape, colour, and imprint).
- Confirm with the pharmacist, if anything looks different, that he or she is aware of any change and has discussed it with your doctor.
- Contact your doctor (or have your pharmacist call to confirm) if your doctor did not tell you about a change to your prescription.