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Can You Take Percocet While Taking Dilantin
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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