What is Dilantin?

Dilantin is a drug used in the treatment of epilepsy especially grandmal epilepsy and pschcomotor epilepsy. It is also used in the treatment of irregular heart beats and a condition called trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is a painful condition which produces brief episodes of stabbing facial pain.

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My husband has been taking 500 mg of Dilantin for 14 years........in 2011 he was admitted to the Er because he was groggy. Paranoid, nauseous,...

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Dilantin (Phenytoin) dosage for maintainence levels for seizure disorder are 300-400mg/ day for adults. However, for some reason this dose...

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My nephew was prescribed Dilantin when he was two years old. he continued to take it till he was eight and then it was stopped since his problem of...

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Thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that as Dilantin has been stopped, even her adverse effects can not...

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If you have Dilantin toxicity, what do you do for a pt to decrease this amount in blood stream. Say, 72.7 Dilantin level
is the concerning number....

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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.

Dilantin toxicity is emegency condition and airway and breathing should...

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