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Please describe the medication: dilantin?

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Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology
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In brief: Anticonvulsant

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 over the past 70+years.

In brief: Anticonvulsant

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 over the past 70+years.
Dr. Frances Dyro
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Dilantin

Dilantin (phenytoin) is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant.
It works by slowing down impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Dilantin is used to control seizures. It does not treat all types of seizures, and your doctor will determine if it is the right medication for you.

In brief: Dilantin

Dilantin (phenytoin) is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant.
It works by slowing down impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Dilantin is used to control seizures. It does not treat all types of seizures, and your doctor will determine if it is the right medication for you.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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