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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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Worked for two years.
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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.
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