If you have epilepsy, it's important to know when you need to call a doctor.
In general, you should call your doctor if any new symptoms occur (although most patients notice only mild side effects that tend to go away over time). You should also call your doctor if you have side effects from your medication that might include:
Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizures -- episodes of abnormal electrical activity in almost any part of the brain. The symptoms of a seizure can mimic different types of human behavior, depending on which part of the brain is affected. Generally, the term epilepsy (or seizure disorder) refers to relatively stereotyped attacks of involuntary behavior. The exact symptoms and severity may vary, and the seizures may occur infrequently or in rapid succession.