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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 still have seizures but they are not as bad as they use to be.i can go maybe 3 weeks without getting sick.
Working / Worked
it works okay.100mg. 4x a day.
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grosser
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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
Working / Worked
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.
Working / Worked
I was on it for years and it never stopped my seizures completely,and eventually stopped working at all.
Working / Worked
Made me feel drunk
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so far so good
Working / Worked
on it now
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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]