Dilantin 100 mg
Dilantin works by decreasing abnormal electrical activity to stabilize nerve activity in the brain. The active ingredient Phenytoin belongs to a class of medication called antiepileptics or anticonvulsants. The medication can be used to treat epilepsy or prevent and control certain types of seizures including seizures associated with head injuries or brain surgery. Some people may also use it to treat certain types of irregular heartbeats.
Dilantin should only be used as directed by a doctor, usually 1 to 4 times per day. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patient’s response to the therapy.
Dilantin may cause unwanted side effects such as: swelling or bleeding of the gums, constipation, loss of coordination, drowsiness, vomiting, nausea, headaches
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Dilantin is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.
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