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What Happens When Dilantin Level Is Too High
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
All of a sudden my Dilantin level has dropped and keeps dropping. Normally it stays between 15 & 18. Had a back operation 6 weeks ago.
Problems: Dilantin is difficult to use at any time but especially during pregnancy. Dilantin total level may be low, but free Dilantin adequate or even high. Dilantin can cause birth defects and can affect birth control. It is becoming apparent that it is an old drug that should not be used too often - especially in young women. ...Read more
Dilantin level was 5.4 (2) weeks ago, 1.4 today have severe headache only on left side. Feel like funny hard to describe. ?
Why would my Dilantin level always be low no matter what dose I take it has been 2.1 to 3, 1 for 16 years and im seizure free only had one in my life?
Seizure free for 15 years since I was 15 what are my chanced of having another seizure Dilantin level has always only been 3.5 or lower still no seiz?
After being seizure free for 15yrs on Dilantin level 2.3 my dr said i can wean off will my body know the difference from 400mg to 300mg when cutting ?
Doctor knows best...: One should follow the doctor's instructions when weaning a medication. One's body can tell some difference if a medication is dropped by 25%, but the question is whether or not that difference matters. If the difference produces no symptoms of significance, then it may not matter. After 15 long years, one can wean a bit slower if worried about the weaning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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