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(also known as Phenytoin)
Phenytoin sodium (marketed as Dilantin® in the USA and as Epanutin® in the UK, by Parke-Davis, now part of Pfizer) is a commonly used antiepileptic. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1953 for use in seizures. Phenytoin acts to damp the unwanted, runaway brain activity seen in seizure by reducing ... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Epilepsy & Seizures
625
66%
Brain Injury
13
85%
Trigeminal Neuralgia
5
80%
Anxiety
3
100%
Brain / CNS Tumors
2
100%
Overall, 68% (670 Members) find Dilantin helpful
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Dilantin Reviews

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I went 7 months seizure free and had no side effects.
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Seem to be working in combination with Depakote.I do however suffer from sleepiness when I take it.
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it makes my gums swell and irritates my arthritus
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Dilantin has reduced my seizures since starting it in Nov. of 2011.
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took in the past worked, but had to have serious dental work (gums) got off quickly stayed anemic on it also
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More than 25 years, almost perfect seizure control.
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Works great as long as you keep your dilantin levels up. Dont let them drop by not taking your meds or youre stiff all over again.
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no
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take this daily with my frisium
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Totally controlled, only side effect is short term memory issues
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Dilantin
    Called the pharmacy about the dilantin and I'm on such a low dose it won't cause any problems with the hydrocortisone. [More]
  2. Discussion: Dilantin
    dilantin is one of the anti-seizure medications. i couldn't find anything about it being used in bipolar, but it does have one heck of a long list of... [More]
  3. Discussion: Dilantin
    Hi! I;m new here. Finally diagnosed with bipolar..the low spectrum, whatever that means. Anyway I wanted to find out if anyone has tried dilantin. I h... [More]
  4. Discussion: Dilantin and Phenytolin
    Hi! It's been a long time since I've taken Dilantin or Phenytoin. But this could be the reason it didn't work for me. The insurance I had at the ti... [More]
  5. Discussion: Dilantin and Phenytolin
    Has anyone had a problem taking name brand Dilantin and generic Phenytoin? I have had this problem for years and my neurologist at the time told me to... [More]