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Dilantin (Definition)

Dilantin (generic name phenytoin) is a drug that has been used to treat seizure disorders since 1938. It is a sodium channel blocker that is effective in treatment of epilepsy but it has significant side effects. Because of that many newer drugs have been developed ...Read more


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It is safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) at least one hour before taking Dilantin 200mg?

Pepcid/Dilantin: Pepcid (famotidine) may increase effects of Dilantin. Taking Pepcid (famotidine) at least few hours before or after Dilantin might lessen that effect. Review with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Can you take oxycodone while taking dilantin ?

Can you take oxycodone while taking dilantin
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Watch with caution: Both Dilantin & oxycodone are central nervous system & respiratory depressants, meaning they cause sleepiness, slow reactions, difficulty concentrating, grumpy/uninterested mood, and in high enough doses can weaken or stop your breathing. The doctor(s) who prescribed should know that you are on both meds, and watch closely! best to not drive, not be alone, and be able to rest 1st time you take. ...Read more

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No matter how much Dilantin I take the level never goes past 3.8 I had one seizure 14 years ago does this mean I don't need it or my body is rejecting?

No matter how much Dilantin I take the level never goes past 3.8 I had one seizure 14 years ago does this mean I don't need it or my body is rejecting?

Seizure Control: Your Dilantin level will vary by how much you take and how rapidly your body gets rid of it. A neurologist can help you decide if you still need to continue dilantin. There are some tests a neurologist will want to do! ...Read more

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Can a person person take too much dilantin?

Can a person person take too much dilantin?

Definitely: Dilantin is an anti-epilepsy drug which was developed over 75 yrs ago, and has many potential problems. Due to metabolism, drug levels can easily rise with weight loss, dosage adjustment, and drug interactions. If toxic, the drug can cause dizziness, imbalance, falling, and incoordination. Long-term usage has been reported to cause problems with brain and periph nerves. ...Read more

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If i take 400mg of Dilantin a day and cut it down to 300 a day because the 400 didn't raise the level from 2.3 will my body know the difference?

If i take 400mg of Dilantin a day and cut it down to 300 a day because the 400 didn't raise the level from 2.3 will my body know the difference?

No, not really: Dilantin exhibits zero-order pharmacokinetics; the rate of clearance of the drug is dependent upon the concentration of drug present. Therefore, Phenytoin does not have a classical half-life like other drugs, since it varies with blood concentration. As the blood concentration drops, the rate at which it is excreted increases. Speak with your neurologist if this is the right medication for you. ...Read more

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Can Dilantin be take with riluzole?

Can Dilantin be take with riluzole?

Dilantin: I can think of no contraindication, but consult your neurologist to be on safe side. ...Read more

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What medicine can I take for a cold with Dilantin and tegretol?

What medicine can I take for a cold with Dilantin and tegretol?

Drug interactions: Pretty much all the ingredients in the over the counter cold medications have some interaction with Dilantin and/or tegretol, including increased liver toxigscity (from acetaminophen) and increased sedation. I would suggest you discuss the problem with your family doctor. Also, look at medlineplus.Gov (the national library of medicine patient education site) choosing drugs. ...Read more

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If i take generic Dilantin from walmart is it safe to switch to cvs?

If i take generic Dilantin from walmart is it safe to switch to cvs?

Yes: Dilantin is dilantin, whether it comes from one pharmacy or another. Cost differences may exist. Reassure your prescription reads exactly as your physician has recommended. Good luck. ...Read more

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