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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
Overall, 68% (670 Members) find Dilantin helpful

Dilantin Reviews

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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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Worked for two years.
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  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. Discussion: 87 yr old mom and Dilantin and triliptal
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  5. 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]