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Doctor insights on: Dilantin Ocd

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How do I wean off dilantin?

How do I wean off dilantin?

Yes body knows/respo: Dilantin is prescribed for control of seizures.Too much can cause side effects and body knows when it is too much as blood level goes up body responds with side effects.Same holds true when you take too little, seizures are not controllled.That is the reason to keep the blood level in threpeutic range.So if you are tapering for a reason, your body knows as level falls.Wean off gradually ...Read more

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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Can Dilantin cause memory loss?

Can Dilantin cause memory loss?

Maybe: This is not one of the side effects listed by FDA publications. However, it can cause confusion, which may appear as memory loss. ...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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How come some kids on Dilantin have bad gums?

How come some kids on Dilantin have bad gums?

Side effect: That is just one of the side effects of the dilatin. It is called dilatin hyperplasia of the gums. Must keep teeth clean to minimize the problem. See dentist every 3 months. ...Read more

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What are the signs of fetal Dilantin syndrome?

What are the signs of fetal Dilantin syndrome?

Several.: Phenytoin is a known human teratogen even in therapeutic doses. It can cuase: fetal arrhythmia, cleft palate, heart defects and psychomotor delay. ...Read more

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Could Dilantin cause damage to the pancreas/liver?

Could Dilantin cause damage to the pancreas/liver?

Yes: It is generally recommended that liver function tests be periodically obtained for people on dilantin. ...Read more

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I seem to be tired a lot! could it be my Dilantin level ?

I seem to be tired a lot! could it be my Dilantin level ?

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 new seizure meds cause less sedation. Discuss with your neurologist. ...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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Which meds gabpintin or Dilantin that messes with your cholesterol?

Which meds gabpintin or Dilantin that messes with your cholesterol?

Gabapentin: Some trials have reported a less than 0.1 % occurrence of increase cholesterol and hyperlipidemia associated with Gabapentin use. Dilantin has been associated with increase blood sugars. Please discuss any concerns with your doctor and do not stop taking your medications without consulting your doctor first. Hope this helps . Take care. ...Read more