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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
Overall, 68% (671 Members) find Dilantin helpful

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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take this daily with my frisium
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Totally controlled, only side effect is short term memory issues
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