Your child will need to start taking an antiepileptic drug for a period of time, usually for a minimum of two years if there are no breakthrough seizures. The antiepileptic drug controls your child's seizures and is not addictive.
For the antiepileptic drug to work properly, it has to be kept at a steady level in the blood. The level has to be high enough to prevent seizures. Your child may need blood tests from time to time to ensure the drug dosage is right.
Drugs do not remain in the body permanently. Like the food we consume, medicines are converted and eliminated by our bodily processes. To maintain the medicine level in the body, your child has to take the medication at the prescribed time each day and regularly.
Not having a seizure means the drug is working. It does not mean that your child should stop taking his/her prescribed medication.
Seizures do not occur in most children again if they take their medication regularly. If your child starts having seizures again despite a long period of control with medication, it does not mean that the Epilepsy is getting worse. It happens because the physical makeup of your child changes as he/she grows. As a result, his/her medication may have to be adjusted.
The process of reducing your child's medication or even taking him/her off ir completely should only be undertaken with the doctor's close supervision. Do not try it on your own.