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Based on what I've learned about other drug categories, the longer lasting compounds can sometimes accummulate. When this happens, the side-effects also become more severe. Whether you use longer lasting [one-a-day extended release] or short-term [every few hours] meds depends on the severity of your seizure disorder, your ability to comply with your meds schedule perfectly plus some other factors. If you're on an extended release formulation, changing over to a shorter release formulation may help.