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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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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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i still have seizures but they are not as bad as they use to be.i can go maybe 3 weeks without getting sick.
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it works okay.100mg. 4x a day.
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high blood pressureweighgt gain took it for 50 yearsit did control siezures but had to take high doses of it genericdialantin is useless
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ive only had 2 break thru's
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I have been on a few different ones and this one seems to work best. Levels can be hard to keep but no huge complaints.
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I was on it for years and it never stopped my seizures completely,and eventually stopped working at all.
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Made me feel drunk
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so far so good
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