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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
Brain Injury
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Brain / CNS Tumors
Muscular Dystrophies
Overall, 68% (659 Members) find Dilantin helpful

Dilantin Reviews

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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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for ten years it controlled my sezuires but ive only ever had them when i was ouit of dilantin so maybe it was aslo giving me sezuires?in the begining i had two sezuires to get started on dilantin but idk what it was from now im on nothing and no sezuires, and permenant side effects from dilantin so no it doesnt work
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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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take this daily with my frisium
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Totally controlled, only side effect is short term memory issues
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  1. Discussion: 87 yr old mom and Dilantin and triliptal
    My Ma was on Dilantin for 14 days, 300mg at night,she had a mental status change thinking I wanted to kill her, this happened 2 times and each time th... [More]
  2. Discussion: Bell's palsy and MS
    My neuro DID try me on other anti-seizer meds the FIRST time I had this horrible embarrassing eye twitch and mouth smirk. I first tried carbamazepine ... [More]
  3. Discussion: Bells Palsy vs. MS
    I have had what looks like BP about 4 times now because of MS. What I've had is just a Hemi Facial Spasm episode. When I first started having it was ... [More]
  4. Discussion: 10 Types of Medications That Can Make You Feel Dep
    AARP Home » Health » Drugs & Supplements »10 Types of Medication... 10 Types of Medications That Can Make You Feel Depressed ... [More]
    hmm.. on the other hand of thought, there are some meds that can cause an increase of weight gain, such as Dilantin. [More]