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What is the definition or description of: Phenytoin sodium allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Phenytoin sodium allergy?

Itching rash: Phenytoin (dilantin) can cause rashes with pruritis (itching). Often these resolve with anti-histamines or steroids. However, in some cases the rash progresses to exfoliative dermatitis, a massive loss of skin that can put the patient into a burn unit. All rashes with anti-convulsants should be treated quickly and monitored closely by the prescribing physician. ...Read more

Phenytoin Sodium Allergy (Definition)

Phenytoin (dilantin) can cause rashes with pruritis (itching). Often these resolve with anti-histamines or steroids. However, in some cases the rash progresses to exfoliative dermatitis, a massive loss of skin that can put the patient into a burn unit. All rashes with anti-convulsants should be treated quickly and monitored closely ...Read more


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Extended phenytoin sodium what does this do?

Extended phenytoin sodium what does this do?

Prevent seizures: Phenytoin (or dilantin) is an anti-seizure medication that is also used for some types of nerve pain. While very effective, it has a number of nasty side effects with longer term use, and many physicians are trying to transition patients away from it. ...Read more

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Is there an extended release form of epilantin (phenytoin sodium)?

Is there an extended release form of epilantin (phenytoin sodium)?

Yes Eplantin is: Yes it is extended release formulation.Epilantin is extended release form of dilantin. ...Read more

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What is phenytoin sodium and Depakote risk for fetus?

What is phenytoin sodium and Depakote risk for fetus?

These meds a problem: Both meds are listed as category "d", known to have adverse effects on the fetus.(iugr, bone changes, small head, mental retardation) the phentoin is regarded as the worse of the two. Most ob's would chose to have you on one of the newer meds with less risks. ...Read more

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What is the effect of having alcohol(sometimes intense) with phenytoin sodium medication course going on(300mg/day)? Please answer precisely

Off label opinion: Would propose that consumption of one or two drinks in 24 hrs would be unlikely to cause severe problems, but Phenytoin is a rather troublesome drug, as has zero order kinetics, and alcohol and Phenytoin can interact, which would create a problem with drug level fluctuation. Would discuss in further detail with your neurologist. ...Read more

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I take phenobarbitone and phenytoin sodium tablets can they effect pregnancy?

I take phenobarbitone and phenytoin sodium tablets can they effect pregnancy?

Anticonvulsants: Both Phenobarbital and Phenytoin are anticonvulsant drugs. Anticonvulsant agents have been shown to affect fetuses and can cause birth defects. If you are taking these drugs, you should speak with your doctor regarding planning a pregnancy and what drugs you can safely use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I take phenobarbitol and phenytoin sodium. Effect on pregnancy ?

I take phenobarbitol and phenytoin sodium. Effect on pregnancy ?

These meds a problem: Both meds are listed as category "d", known to have adverse effects on the fetus.(iugr, bone changes, small head, mental retardation) the phentoin is regarded as the worse of the two. Most ob's would chose to have you on one of the newer meds with less risks. ...Read more

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How effective is Phenytoin (Dilantin) for treating epilepsy?

How effective is Phenytoin (Dilantin) for treating epilepsy?

Can be effective: Phenytoin is one of the oldest patent medicines used to treat epilepsy. It has been an effective treatment. Due to its sedating effect and other side effects, newer agents have replaced it as a first line treatment. It continues to be an effective alternative treatment. ...Read more

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Will phenytoin (dilantin) 100 mg control grand mal seizures?

Will phenytoin (dilantin) 100 mg control grand mal seizures?

It is possible: It is possible 100 mg dilantin could control grand mal seizures. For an adult, this dose is rather small, a more typical dose is 200 or 300 mg each day. However, the best dose is the lowest dose that prevents seizures. ...Read more

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What are the effects of phenytoin (dilantin)?

What are the effects of phenytoin (dilantin)?

Dilantin Effects: Following side effects
dizziness, drowsiness, headache, vomiting, trouble sleeping, nervousness
severe allergic reaction, bone pain, irritability, slurred speech, unusual eye movements, toredness and weakness
swollen&tender gums, ataxia, liver problems, loss of appetite, yellow skin or eyes, unusual muscle movements, swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What is a good med for trilgelmial neuralgia . I've already been on Trileptal it deleped my sodium. I'm on gabintin and Dilantin now it's not working?

What is a good med for trilgelmial neuralgia . I've already been on Trileptal it deleped my sodium. I'm on gabintin and Dilantin now it's not working?

Suggest: If it is meds, might find more success with lyrica, (pregabalin) baclofen, or even amitryptyline, but there are minimally invasive surgical techniques via needle/balloon decompressions of the foramens where the nerve exits. Maybe consult a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Is Dilantin a safe drug. Does it deleped your sodium ?

Dilantin: Dilsntin is available as Dilantin sodium.As such it does not deplete sodium. It can however, cause osteoporosis or hypothyroidism among other side effects. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dilantin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Dilantin allergy?

Dilantin Allergy: Allergic reactions to Dilantin or phenytoin can be manifested by a rash or develop into exfoliating dermatitis, also known as Steven-Johnson syndrome. ...Read more

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What happens if i take a medicine/cream that contains sodium cetostearyl sulphate if I have an allergy to sufla?

What happens if i take a medicine/cream that contains sodium cetostearyl sulphate if I have an allergy to sufla?

Yes: Sulfate and sulfa are as different as cat and lobster. I know of no one who is allergic to sulfate. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mono sodium gluconate house allergy?

What are the symptoms of mono sodium gluconate house allergy?

Allergy question: I am not familiar with this condition and I do allergy as a part of my practice I do know about stomach irritation and upset as a result of ingesting mono sodium gluconate. My advice is to avoid it if it is a substance which causes you trouble. In general it is a preservative and is usually listed as an ingredient in foods, so check the labels of the foods you purchase. Avoid chinese food. ...Read more

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I am taking diclofenac sodium 75mg can I take allergy pills?

I am taking diclofenac sodium 75mg can I take allergy pills?

Allergy : Presuming that you are healthy, taking the two medications together is not likely to be a problem. If you are hypertensive, your blood pressure can be affected, so monitor it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cefazolin sodium allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cefazolin sodium allergy?

Cefazolin allergy: Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens that are often harmless to other people. Cefazolin is an antibiotic. Possible adverse rxns: pruritus, urticaria, angioedema ,skin rash, pustular skin eruptions & anaphylactic rxn. Cross-reactivity can occur with Penicillins. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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