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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
621
66%
Brain Injury
13
85%
Trigeminal Neuralgia
5
80%
Anxiety
3
100%
Brain / CNS Tumors
2
100%
Overall, 68% (666 Members) find Dilantin helpful
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Dilantin Reviews

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works
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helped stop seizures when I was on this with two others, but was a basket case. I was in a different world.
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Worked, but had an unwanted side effect, had to get off of it.
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Took Dilantin since I was diagnosed with epilepsy, being 6 years old.
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It works well, when I don't forget to take it.
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didn't work
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I was taking Chantix to quit smoking and on day 13 I had 2 grand mal seizures.
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Worked short term
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Weight gain was uncontrollable. Hard to concentrate and short term memory was really bad. dizzyness and nausea when driving at night.
allergic
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Discussions

  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
    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]
  4. 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]
  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]