After a person has a cluster of seizures and is given Diastat, give the person a place to rest if possible and watch how they are doing for a period of time.
- The Diastat instructions recommend that someone stay with the person for 4 hours after Diastat is given. Make sure that the person is not having any changes in their breathing, skin color, or side effects.
- If the child is sleepy, let them rest for a while. When they are feeling back to normal, let them return to their usual activity.
- Watch the child to make sure that seizures have stopped. How long this may take will depend on their seizure frequency before Diastat was given and their usual seizure pattern.
- No special monitoring equipment is needed.
- Call for emergency medical help (usually 911) if:
- Seizure activity continues for 15 minutes after the Diastat is given.
- If a convulsive seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, even if Diastat has already been given.
- Seizures look different than before.
- Seizures occur one right after the other.
- Changes in breathing or color are seen.
- Unusual or serious problems occur.
- You are worried or bothered by how the person is doing.