What kinds of side effects might I have?
All medicines can have side effects, including medicine used to treat seizures. Common side effects can be sense of tiredness, blurred or double vision, foggy thinking, trouble with balance, irritability, weight gain, occasional headaches, and insomnia. Different drugs have a different likelihood of each of these symptoms. Some of these symptoms can be caused by the brain injury itself or by the seizures, so it is important to discuss any possible side effects with your doctor and try to determine if they are due to the medication or something else.
Sometimes people have allergic reactions to medicines, especially rashes. If this occurs, it is also necessary to speak to your doctor. Usually stopping the medication will clear up the problem.