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Are There Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Dilantin?
Dilantin is manufactured by Pfizer Inc. comes from Canada. It contains the active ingredient as Phenytoin. The generic equivalent of Dilantin is Phenytoin and it is available from India also called Epsolin by Zydus Healthcare and from Canada by a different manufacturer.
What Dosages and Forms is Dilantin available in?
Dilantin is available as extended phenytoin sodium capsules in strength of 30 mg and 100 mg. It is also available as an oral suspension of 30 mg /5 mL or 125 mg/5 mL. The generic equivalent of Dilantin (Phenytoin) is available as extended capsules in the dosage strengths of 100 mg.
What is Dilantin used for?
Dilantin belongs to a group of medications called anti-epileptics and is used to control seizures. It is specifically used for control of generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and psychomotor seizures and the prevention and treatment of seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system.. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Usual starting dose of Dilantin capsules is 100 mg three times daily. The starting dose of oral suspension is 5 mg/kg/day in two or three equally divided doses.
What Are The Possible Side Effects of Dilantin?
Some of the common side effects of Dilantin may include unusual eye movement, changes in muscle movements or co-ordination, slurred speech, dizziness, vertigo, trouble sleeping (insomnia), changes to facial skin, rash, headache, nausea or vomiting. Some of the serious side effects of this medication include severe skin reaction, swollen glands, sudden wheeziness, difficulty breathing, suicidal thoughts, softening of bones and liver disorders. These are not all the possible side effects of Dilantin. In case of any unexpected effect, consult your healthcare professional immediately.
Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions for Dilantin?
Dilantin can slow your thinking and motor skills. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or do other dangerous activities until you know how Dilantin affects you.
Do not take Dilantin with large quantities of grapefruit juice as this may increase the effect of your medicine causing side effects. Do not drink alcohol while taking Dilantin.
Do not drink alcohol while taking Dilantin, without first talking to your doctor. Drinking alcohol while taking Dilantin may change your blood levels of Dilantin, which can cause serious problems.
You should not take Dilantin if you:
• Are allergic to Phenytoin, or to any of the non-medicinal ingredients in the medication
• Take Delavirdine (drug used to treat HIV infection)
• Have slow heart rate (bradycardia), heart block, or other heart problems
Before taking Dilantin, inform your doctor if you:
• Are currently being treated with cranial irradiation and corticosteroids
• Are pregnant or breastfeeding
• Have diabetes, anemia, low bone density, kidney or lievr disease
• Have heart problems
• Suffer from absence seizures, depression, mood problems, suicidal behavior
Tell your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about all the medicines you take, including drugs prescribed by other doctors, vitamins, minerals, natural supplements, or alternative medicines. Dilantin may interact with:
• Antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral drugs
• Drugs used to treat mental illness like diazepam
• Other anti-epileptic drugs
Dilantin Storage and Safety Information
Store Dilantin at room temperature between 15-30°C, protected from light and moisture. Keep out of reach and sight of children.
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