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What happens when dilantin level is too high

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Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
None: If you are not taking Dilantin , there should be no levels at all. However, therapeutic levels are between 10-20mcg/ml (blood test).

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 30 years experience
Could be: Everyone responds differently to dilantin. Some get tired, even on smaller doses at lower levels. The head-to-head studies showed that many of the ne... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Some advice: Do not have a clue why you are taking Dilantin, but I would not recommend it for any condition. In your age group, complications such as osteoporosis... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Problems: Dilantin is difficult to use at any time but especially during pregnancy. Dilantin total level may be low, but free Dilantin adequate or even high. ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
See a doctor now: A headache only on the left side could be something as simple as stress or muscle tension. It could also be serious and require treatment. You shoul... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Not really: If seizures are well-managed it does not mean one is just around the corner. No indivudal advice can be given here, but there is brain maturation whi... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Low dilantin level: I assume u take med regularly. Many meds & supplements can interfere with dilantin: antacids, aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) (also in combo with nar... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Good CHANCE no seizu: You should come of Dilantin as the level is too low below the therapeutic level and you are seizure free. But before doing that discuss with your doc... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
No 50 mgm is not eno: You have been seozure free with a sub therapeutic level of Dilantin for 14years. You may be able to do withoyt any anti seizure meds, discuss with yo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Neurologist: You will need to schedule a follow up visit with your Neurologist who can manage your Dilantin dosing. It is common during pregnancy to have to adjust... Read More

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