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What are some alternatives to Dilantin for petite mal seizures? Have been on 400mg/day for nearly 5 years. Side effects are making my life miserable.
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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
General Practice
8 doctors agree
In brief: Talk to your doctor
Many medications can help with petit mal seizures.
If associated with the grand mal seizures, Ethosuximide (zarontin) can be very effective. Valproic acid (depakene) and Lamotrigine (lamictal) are effective with or without associated grand mal seizures. Other medications can also be used. In your case, i would speak with your doctor to see if a change in medication is appropriate.

In brief: Talk to your doctor
Many medications can help with petit mal seizures.
If associated with the grand mal seizures, Ethosuximide (zarontin) can be very effective. Valproic acid (depakene) and Lamotrigine (lamictal) are effective with or without associated grand mal seizures. Other medications can also be used. In your case, i would speak with your doctor to see if a change in medication is appropriate.
Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Alternative for Dila
There r many medications available for seizure disorder.
U best approach is to discuss u options with u provider.

In brief: Alternative for Dila
There r many medications available for seizure disorder.
U best approach is to discuss u options with u provider.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Dilantin
Several. Your best bet is to discuss with a neurologist.

In brief: Dilantin
Several. Your best bet is to discuss with a neurologist.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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