What are the side effects of dilantin?

Short and long term. The most common reactions in the short term are nausea, sedation, and ataxia (difficulty with coordination). Over long periods of use, however, Dilantin has multiple serious side effects, including causing osteoporosis, overgrowth of the gums, anemia, and tremor- these can sometimes persistent even after the medication is stopped.

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What has more side effects Dilantin or topamax (topiramate)?

Dilantin. Dilantin has been around long time and is relatively saf, but has more side effects in therapeutic doses than newer med topamax (topiramate).

What has more side effects Dilantin or topamax (topiramate) and can topamax (topiramate) cause seizures?

Jeff24, U need help. I see that you posted many questions all related to your "seizure" which you may have had 14 yrs ago. Despite multiple answers from different docs, you are not satisfied and seem to obsess about this issue quite abit. Topamax (topiramate) is actually used to treat both seizure and migraine. Jeff24, call your doc and make an appointment for follow-up. I think you have obscessive-compulsive-disorder. Good luck.