Dilantin

Active Ingredient(s): Phenytoin
FDA Approved: * March 1, 1956
Pharm Company: * PARKE DAVIS
Category: Anticonvulsant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Dilantin Overview

Phenytoin (PHT), sold under the brand name Dilantin among others,[1] is an anti-seizure medication.[2] It is useful for the prevention of tonic-clonic seizures and partial seizures, but not absence seizures.[2] The intravenous form is used for status epilepticus that does not improve with benzodiazepines.[2] It may also be used for certain heart arrhythmias or neuropathic pain.[2] It can be taken intravenously or...

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Dilantin, Losartan and Metoprolol

My husband takes Dilantin & Losartan 50mg, but his Dr. recently put him on Metoprolol 25mg twice a day. Now he's feeling antsy at night (can't stay still)... The Dr. never said he was giving him anything... My husband's feet had some swelling. To me, there's too many side effects & a lack of communication from the Dr... Any info is helpful. Thanks. ## Has he been told to take the Metoprolol in addition to the other medications, or was he supposed to replace the Losartan with the Metoprolol? What levels has been showing on his blood pressure? The FDA does warn that Metoprolol can cause nervousness as a side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, hypotension, and increased urination. Have you and your husband considered consulting a different doctor for an...

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Dilantin overdose

My son's nurse accidentally gave him an extra dose of his Dilantin... What should I do? ## I took an extra dilantin (100mg) for 3 days, but I usually take 4 a day. Did I take too much? Can I stop taking it tomorrow? I'm scared. Will I be ok?

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side effects of folitrax

I am suffering from R.Arthritis,i am 30 and mother of 4 yr old boy.I am on DILANTIN SINCE JAN 2006.IN 2008 I HAD A VERY SEVERE attack of R.A.i was on PREDMET-4 DAILY+1ml folitrax+16mg predmet weekly,now i takePREDMET 8+tab.FOLITRAX 20mg,both once a week.My ESR is 5 now& i feel occasional pain in my right hand only.How long should i continue this treatment?Is it safe to conceive after this medicine+Dilantin is over? Please help me.THANKS ## Folitrax contains the active ingredient Methotrexate. " Possible side effects can include anemia, neutropenia, increased risk of bruising, nausea and vomiting, dermatitis and diarrhea. A small percentage of patients develop hepatitis, and there is an increased risk of pulmonary fibrosis. The higher doses of methotrexate often used in cancer ch...

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What is the diagnosis for prescribing Dilantin

My husband had heart surgery and while still under the influence of anesthesia, had a couple of seizures. No history prior and ct scan shows nothing to suggest that there is any damage and no sign of epilepsy. He is currently in rehab and being given 400mg of Dilantin and can't stay awake to do any therapy. He is not eating. Why would he be on such a large dose? ## It is normal to be prescribed a medication to try to prevent further seizures. The typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, mood changes, and weight changes. How is he doing? Has there been any change?

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1 pill of Dilantin 3 times a day

If I wake up at 1pm and take my 1st pill, 2nd pill at 6pm, then 3rd pill at 1am... Then, I wake up at 10AM and take my 1st pill of the day, would that be me consuming 4 pills in 24 hours like an overdose or is it okay??? I do that alot. I'd wake up the next day and at 10AM take my 1st one then another at 5 then last one at 11pm. I'm not on a schedule with you medicine, I just take it when I wake up and throughout the day. Please let me know. ## You should be on a schedule. If you are supposed to take it 3 times a day, you should be taking one approximately every 8 hours. To maintain its full level of efficacy in the body, the FDA warns that it should be taken on a regular schedule. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings...

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Phenytoin/dilantin

I have been taking 400 mg phenytoin for the past 5 years plus due to having two grand mal seizures. I have been dealing with a horrific skin problem (itch that never resolves, easy bruising and now have pruitis nodularis due to the severe itching). I have seen my GP, a dermatologist as well as a gastrointologist. I have had every blood test, ultrasounds a MRI and even a liver biopsy trying to cause the source of my itch. Every test has been normal. My neurologist doesn't seem to think it is caused from the phenytoin. I have read where it can cause some to itch uncontrollably. It has pretty much taken hold of my life and day to day activities are almost impossible. Anyone else out there with similar symptoms? And what would should I be doing moving forward? ## Wow, Pat! I am so very ...

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Dilantin level came back at 29.6

Been on Dilantin since 1978. Last May my level was 17. Now came back at a whopping 29.6 which has worried me. Take 300mg day with an extra pill taken twice a week to avoid break through seizures. Hoping that if I stop the extra 2 pills that will be the only change needed. Anyone been taking Dilantin for this long and had issues with levels? ## Update: stopped the 2 extra pills and a week later, levels at 19.6 which is acceptable.

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Dilantin level is to high(34) should be (10-20).

I've been on Dilantin for many yrs. Started out taking 300mgs daily. As Dilantin was helping to prevent a seizure. My life has been put on hold. Tried Tegartol, lamictol(put me in a Grandmal Seizure). Had to go back to Dilantin. Was given generic Dilantin. Life seemed to be fine until I was so weak in the hospital with no Dilantin in my blood stream. Also, my potassium and calcium very low. Now it's medically necessary I take brand naned Dilantin300mg also Keppra(1000mg)/ Dilantin400mg w/Keppra1000mg. Alternating days I'm taking med's as needed but, it's been a prob with levels to low or levels to high. I am back to just 300mg Dilantin w/1000mg Keppra. Have to get levels repeated in a week. Is it me, the med's and or both? Having a seizure 1st started in a foster ho

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Low Dose Dilantin for depression

My 16 yr old has been so depressed and agitated, not normal for him. I read in a natural health MD newsletter that 100mg would help ease it. I had some and gave it to him(I had it for depression from my doc a couple years ago but never used it). It had virtually no effect--he seemed a bit better, for awhile. But I will not experiment like this any more. What should I watch for with him? It has been ten hours.

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Switching dosage of Dilantin

My mom was taking 100 mg of Dilantin 3 times a day. I complained to her dr that she was too tired so he changes the dosage to 3 100 mg at night all at once before bed. For 2 weeks she was more tired than before, almost a zombie. Can she go back to one pill 3 times per day? She was a lot better before!!! ## Hello, Suzy! How is your mom doing? Has anything changed? Yes, it should be fine to just go back to the prior dosing schedule, as long as her doctor approves. However, at this point, I'm wondering if it might be better for her to see a different doctor for a second opinion. As reported by the FDA, side effects, such as the drowsiness, are typically transient and should go away with time, once her body gets used to the medication, though that could take 4 to 5 weeks. If they do not...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Phenytoin
  • Capsule: 100mg, 100mg extended, 200mg extended, 300mg extended, 30mg, 30mg extended
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 100mg, 200mg, 300mg
  • Injection: 100mg/2ml, 250mg/5ml, 50mg/ml
  • Suspension: 100mg/4ml, 125mg/5ml
  • Tablet, Chewable: 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Dilantin: (17 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0071-0369 Dilantin 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-3740 Dilantin 30 mg Extended Release Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0179-0034 Dilantin 30 mg Extended Release Capsule by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 43353-131 Dilantin 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, Inc.
  • 49349-099 Dilantin 30 mg Extended Release Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49349-254 Dph Sodium 30 mg Extended Release Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49349-355 Dilantin 100 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49349-495 Dilantin 50 mg Chewable Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49999-876 Dilantin 100 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 50090-0029 Dilantin 100 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54569-0161 Dilantin 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54868-0325 Dilantin 100 mg Extended Release Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-1486 Dilantin 30 mg Extended Release Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-2429 Dilantin 100 mg/1 Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Cardinal Health
  • 68151-1019 Dilantin 30 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Carilion Materials Management
  • 69189-3742 Dilantin 30 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Avera Mckennan Hospital
  • 70518-0980 Dilantin 30 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Remedyrepack Inc.

Other drugs which contain Phenytoin or a similar ingredient: (6 results)

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Dilantin for anxiety,depressionand ADHD
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Dilantin 100mg Cap (NOT the generic phenytoin)
As DILANTIN 100 mgs are no where to be found I am in a dilema...Can't switch to the generic phenytoin as I have side... 2 replies
Dilantin, Losartan and Metoprolol
My husband takes Dilantin & Losartan 50mg, but his Dr. recently put him on Metoprolol 25mg twice a day. Now he's... 1 reply
Dilantin overdose
My son's nurse accidentally gave him an extra dose of his Dilantin... What should I do? ## I took an extra dilantin ... 1 reply
Dilantin level came back at 29.6
Been on Dilantin since 1978. Last May my level was 17. Now came back at a whopping 29.6 which has worried me. Take 300mg... 1 reply
dilantin and diclofenac interaction
What effects do these two drugs have on the body when taken together? ## Hello, Mike! How are you? I didn't find any... 1 reply
Dilantin levels too high
I have taken 300 mg daily for 30 years.Blood level run 3 days ago,Dilantin too high..Dr. Has dropped me to 200 mg a day ... 1 reply
Dilantin level too low
I have been on Dilantin 100mg 3/day for 30 years. My level has always been in the proper range until my recent test. My ... 1 reply
dilantin levels
i take 300mg of dilantin a day have been seizure free for 14 years but recently i have been worried about seizures obses... 1 reply
dilantin
i am a male and me and my girlfriend plan on having a baby but the only thing is that i take 260mg of dilantin and on th... 1 reply




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