Seizures do not always require urgent care. But call 911 or other emergency services immediately if:
The person having a seizure stops breathing for longer than 30 seconds. After calling 911 or other emergency services, begin rescue breathing. For more information, see the topic Dealing With Emergencies.
The seizure lasts longer than 3 minutes. (The person may have entered a life-threatening state of prolonged seizure called status epilepticus.)
More than one seizure occurs within 24 hours.
The person having a seizure does not respond normally within 1 hour after the seizure or has any of the following symptoms:
Reduced awareness and wakefulness or is not fully awake
Benign rolandic epilepsy is one form of epilepsy. With this condition, seizures affect the face and sometimes the body. As a result, the disorder causes problems for some children. It almost always disappears, though, by adolescence.
If you have been diagnosed with epilepsy, call your doctor if:
Your seizures become more frequent or more severe.
A serious illness seems to be changing the normal pattern, frequency, length, or other features of your seizures.
The normal pattern or features of your seizures change. For example, you have never lost consciousness during a seizure before, but now you do. Or you have never fallen down during a seizure, but now this is happening.
You are taking antiepileptic medicine and the side effects seem more severe than expected. When you begin taking a medicine, talk to your doctor about what side effects you can expect and what problems might mean that your medicine levels are too high (drug toxicity). You may start having seizures more often if your medicine levels are too low.
You are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant.