Ask your doctor to prescribe brand-name DILANTIN and to indicate "DAW" (Dispense As Written)—or the language used in your state—on all of your DILANTIN.
Do not take DILANTIN if you:
Like other antiepileptic drugs, DILANTIN may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500. Before you take DILANTIN, l your healthcare provider if you have or have had depression, mood problems, or suicidal thoughts or behavior. Call a healthcare provider right away if you have thoughts about suicide or dying, attempts to commit suicide, new or worse depression, new or worse anxiety, feeling agitated or restless, panic attacks, trouble sleeping (insomnia), new or worse irritability, acting aggressive, being angry, or violent, acting on dangerous impulses, an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania), other unusual changes in behavior or mood.
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Do not change your dose of DILANTIN without talking to your healthcare provider.
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Take this medication by mouth usually once a day or in divided doses as directed by your doctor. You may take it with food if stomach upset occurs. Take this medication with a full glass (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
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A small number of people who take anticonvulsants for any condition (such as seizure, bipolar disorder, pain) may experience depression, suicidal thoughts /attempts, or other mental/mood problems.
Dilantin (phenytoin) is an anti-epileptic drug used to control seizures. Includes Dilantin side effects, interactions and indications.
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Phenytoin can cause swelling in your gums. Brush and floss your teeth and visit your dentist regularly to help prevent this problem.
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a history of slow heartbeats that have caused you to faint; or.
a history of liver problems caused by phenytoin;
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Phenytoin serum level determinations may be necessary to achieve optimal dosage adjustments.
Treatment is nonspecific since there is no known antidote.
Dilantin Kapseals is formulated with the sodium salt of phenytoin. The free acid form of phenytoin is used in Dilantin-125 Suspensions and Dilantin Infatabs (phenytoin tablets). Because there is approximay an 8% increase in drug content with the free acid form over that of the sodium salt, dosage adjustments and serum level monitoring may be necessary when switching from a product formulated with the free acid to a product formulated with the sodium salt and vice versa.
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Gastrointestinal System: Nausea, vomiting, constipation, toxic hepatitis and liver damage.
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Integumentary System: Dermatological manifestations sometimes accompanied by fever have included scarlatiniform or morbilliform rashes.
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The most commonly occurring drug interactions are listed below:
Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS), also known as Multiorgan hypersensitivity, has been reported in patients taking antiepileptic drugs, including Dilantin. Some of these events have been fatal or life-threatening. DRESS typically, although not exclusively, presents with fever, rash, and/or lymphadenopathy, in association with other organ system involvement, such as hepatitis, nephritis, hematological abnormalities, myocarditis, or myositis sometimes resembling an acute viral infection.