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Please describe the medication: phenytoin?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Same as dilantin: Dilantin (phenytoin) is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It works by slowing down impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Dilantin is used to control seizures. It does not treat all types of seizures, and your doctor will determine if it is the right medication for you.
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Phenytoin: Phenytoin is the generic name for the common anti-seizure medication known as dilantin.
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Jan 26, 2013

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Will someone please describe the symptoms of phenytoin?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Many adverse rxns.: Drugs don't have symptoms-they are adverse reactions and Phenytoin has serious and common events. Serious:suicidality, stevens-johnson syndrome, anaphylaxis, hepatotoxicity, deceased platelet count, whiteblood cell count or across all blood lines, etc. Common rxns:nausea, vomiting, rash, slurred speech, tremor, gum hyperplasia, coarse facial features, ataxia, confusion etc. There are others in both.

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