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Know More About Dilantin

Preventing seizures become handy by using Dilantin. This medicine works by avoiding the repetition of action potentials which can trigger episodes of seizures. Dilantin is also used in treating people who are suffering from epilepsy. You can purchase Dilantin under the generic name Phenytoin. 

Dilantin Precautions and Warnings 

If you have a known allergy to Dilantin, avoid consuming it. It can be both harmful and fatal. For pregnant women, only start your treatment once your doctor has told you to do so. It can cause serious birth defects and can harm your unborn baby. 

If you notice a change in your behavior, report it to your medical provider immediately. Other than behavior change, you will likely experience depression, anxiety, agitation, hyperactive, restlessness, and even having suicidal thoughts. 

Dilantin Dosage 

The first dosage for this medication is 100 mg of Dilantin to be consumed three times a day. In some instances, especially for adults, the required dosage is one capsule equivalent to 3 to 4 times per day. Dosage adjustment will also likely happen should the medical condition become severe. 

Dilantin Side Effects 

Be aware of the unwanted reactions in consuming Dilantin. The following list involves the most common and severe reactions. 

Common Side Effects of Dilantin

  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Speech problem
  • Abnormal eye movement
  • Balance problem

Severe Side Effects of Dilantin 

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Skin rashes
  • Severe dizziness
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen glands
  • Mouth sores
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin)


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