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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, 67% (673 Members) find Dilantin helpful

Dilantin Reviews

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This works good for me, but, I think that my System has gotten to use to the Medication and is no longer working the way it use to.
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This medication controlled my grandmal seizures but not my pettie mal seizures. Changed Medications due to pregnancy.
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worked but is causing problems with my son's memory- he seems to have problems with short term memory. Also causes mood swings and it makes him very irritable.
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Was on it for 30 years. Worked good but caused me to have osteoperosis. Went off in 2006 after 15 years of no seizures. Doc thought is was doing more harm than good. July of 2007 seizures came back after being Dx with Myasthenia Gravis. Went on Keppra.
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I took this drug for about 7or8 years. It worked for awhile.
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Dental side effects
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I'm presently taking Dilantin. They have to keep playing with amounts as they can't regulate the levels yet. But other than that it has stabalized the seizures. No side effects yet and I've been taking it for almost 2 years.
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Ten years ago before the Lamictal it was controlling my Grand Mal seizures but was still having little ones.
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Phynitoin has been wonderful for me personally.I started taking it 30 yrs ago and it makes the difference between living in fear of a fit and just getting on with living my life!! Works for me.
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  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]