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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
616
66%
Brain Injury
12
83%
Trigeminal Neuralgia
5
80%
Brain / CNS Tumors
2
100%
Muscular Dystrophies
2
100%
Overall, 68% (659 Members) find Dilantin helpful
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Dilantin Reviews

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I took when I was a teen. I remember they had me on so much medication that the dilantin was triggering more seizures, so I gradually was weened off of it permanently.
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worked for years..recent contact with Hep B...haveing Hep c ..now being co infected..DILANTIN IS HARD ON LIVER and taken off of med I am confertable with..now on Keppra...not the same but works..side effects of new meds..behavior change and suicial thoughts...not agreeing with doctors that its too early to make judgements....when is the time come...when your on a slab...too Late to say"told u so"
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Solid relief from anxiety. Was OK with dietary restrictions. I really liked this med until severe dry mouth set in. Discontinued due to this side effect.
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Worked for a while but am now switching to Keppra.
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I still take Dilantin and Lamictal which I find VERY HELPFUL
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The side effects were horrible and crippling at first, but now that my body has adjusted they are working really well.
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DID NOT WORK AT ALL
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Starting at 300mg's,to 500mgs,to 400mgs back to 300,now at 330mgs.I am starting to feel that my body is not absorbing it as it should.
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ER Dr gave to me, but I switched to Trileptal when I saw a neuro.
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Discussions

  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]
  5. Discussion: DOES ANY ONE KNOW ABOUT MEDS
    hmm.. on the other hand of thought, there are some meds that can cause an increase of weight gain, such as Dilantin. [More]