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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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Working / Worked
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.
Working / Worked
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"
Working / Worked
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.
Working / Worked
Worked for a while but am now switching to Keppra.
Working / Worked
I still take Dilantin and Lamictal which I find VERY HELPFUL
Working / Worked
The side effects were horrible and crippling at first, but now that my body has adjusted they are working really well.
Working / Worked
DID NOT WORK AT ALL
Working / Worked
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.
Working / Worked
ER Dr gave to me, but I switched to Trileptal when I saw a neuro.
Working / Worked
Have been on this for last two decades..life goes on...To over come seizures all you need is faith and courage.
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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]