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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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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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Epilepsy, pregnancy i want to have children, my partner had epilepsy , he is claiming that when he was 10 years old he was cured by going to church and it is about 32 years that he doesn't have epilepsy and deosnt use dlantin and tegretol, he also claimed

Epilepsy, pregnancy i want to have children, my partner had epilepsy , he is claiming that when he was 10 years old he was cured by going to church and it is about 32 years that he doesn't have epilepsy and deosnt use dlantin and tegretol, he also claimed

He's wrong: Epilepsy isn't always a cut-and-dried diagnosis. If your partner really did have epilepsy, he wasn't cured in church. He grew out of his epilepsy. It happens all the time with primary generalized epilepsy; rarely if ever with partial epilepsy. ...Read more

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I take carbamazepine XR for epilepsy. What nasal decongestants may I take (home remedies/OTC)? Cold s/sx prevent me from sleeping. Thanks.

Carbamazapine : You ma use Afrin and Sufaphed products. For a more complete list of does and donuts see this: https://www.eiofnc.org/Medication_Guidelines.html ...Read more

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How much Dilantin can you take for trilrgrial nerugia ? I'm on 400 a day ..

How much Dilantin can you take for trilrgrial nerugia ? I'm on 400 a day ..

Maybe more: Your doctor should be measuring the level in your blood to see if you can take more if you need it to reduce the pain. If not, there are many other meds to try. ...Read more

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

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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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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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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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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I take 4 dilantins a day now for 15 years seizure free my levels never go higher than 2.3 my dr said i can cut down to 3 and wont have a seizure ?

I take 4 dilantins a day now for 15 years seizure free my levels never go higher than 2.3 my dr said i can cut down to 3 and wont have a seizure ?

Worth a try: Even though you shouldn't mess w/what works, if you can be on less meds, that's better. If you have a sz on 3/day, can always go back to 4. There's a chance you've "outgrown " them, so after 3 might be 2....1....? ...Read more

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Can you tell me what happens when a person takes too much dilantin?

Can you tell me what happens when a person takes too much dilantin?

Toxicity: Not difficult to get toxic on Dilantin due to "zero order kinetics". If this occurs, you will lose balance and coordination, will feel dizzy and maybe nauseated, and have difficulty focusing vision. Readily reversible once levels drop into therapy range. ...Read more

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Is it safe to leave Dilantin 100mg capsules in cold temperatures?

Not really an issue: However, Dilantin is a very old drug with lots of short term and long term issues, and the newer meds work far better with less side effects. Just an editorial comment, as I have essentially stopped using this product for years, similar to most neurologists. ...Read more

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Could i take sudafed with dilantin?

Could i take sudafed with dilantin?

Probably OK, but: There will be some trivial hepatic drug interaction, but usually Dilantin level is not affected. However, this could be checked just to be safe. Most likely, no problem here. ...Read more

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Could you take sudafed with dilantin?

Could you take sudafed with dilantin?

No real issue: Likely minimal if any severe drug-drug interaction if taken at usual therapeutic dosing. ...Read more

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Carbamazepine (Definition)

This drug was once the breakthrough product to treat trigeminal neuralgia, and later various forms of epilepsy, and even psychiatric uses ...Read more