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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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Have been on this for last two goes on...To over come seizures all you need is faith and courage.
bad side effects/ gums receding
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Keeping bouts under control. So far no side effects except for extremly groggy.
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After taking only 2 doses of Keppra, he had a hard seizure each time. Discontinued use.
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Don't remember.Too young
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Used while in hospital
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is ok but needs level checks regularly, sometimes my levels have been out of balance and the side affects where blurred vision and loss of balance.
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had an alergic reaction to it when I was 8 or 9 yrs. old
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makes exremely tired
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  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]
    hmm.. on the other hand of thought, there are some meds that can cause an increase of weight gain, such as Dilantin. [More]