Dilantin

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  • Manufactured by: Pfizer Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Phenytoin (100 mg)
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
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    Dilantin Information

    Dilantin is a prescription drug, available for use as Capsule, Suspension, Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Seizures. Dilantin also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The right dosage of Dilantin depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    The most common side effects of Dilantin are Double Vision. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Dilantin as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Dilantin normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    In addition, Dilantin's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Dilantin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Dilantin is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease as it can result in adverse effects. The section on Dilantin contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Additionally, Dilantin may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    You should also be aware that Dilantin is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



    Dilantin Benefits & Uses

    Dilantin is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Dilantin Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: With meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


    Dilantin Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Dilantin is used -

    Severe

    • Nervousness
    • Unusual facial expression
    • Unsteadiness

    Moderate

    Mild

    Common

    • Double Vision

    Dilantin Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Dilantin safe for pregnant women?


      Dilantin can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Dilantin safe during breastfeeding?


      If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Dilantin. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Dilantin on the Kidneys?


      Dilantin has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Dilantin on the Liver?


      Dilantin may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Dilantin on the Heart?


      Dilantin may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Dilantin with Other Drugs

    Dilantin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Dilantin Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Dilantin unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Dilantin

    • Is this Dilantin habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Dilantin has not been reported.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      After taking Dilantin you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Dilantin should be used only after doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Yes, taking Dilantin can treat mental disorders.

      Yes

    Dilantin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Dilantin


      The side effects of taking Dilantin with certain foods can be serious. Contact your doctor about this.

      Severe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Dilantin


      Consumption of alcohol and Dilantin together may have severe effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Dilantin

    Question over 3 years ago

    How long can I safely take Dilantin?

    Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

    Dilantin can be safely taken for a long time as prescribed by your doctor. Do not discontinue the treatment suddenly or take it longer than prescribed duration.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can I drink alcohol with Dilantin?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    No, you are advised not to drink alcohol while you are taking Dilantin. Drinking alcohol can increase the level of phenytoin in your blood and may result in unwanted side effects. It also increases the risk of seizures. It is best to avoid alcohol while taking Dilantin.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    How does Dilantin work?

    Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

    Dilantin works by the slowing down of the impulses in the brain which causes seizures and additionally also reduces the severity of seizures.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Does Dilantin cause stomach upset?

    Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

    Yes, [medicine] can cause stomach upset. It is a common side effect of this drug. Please inform your doctor if you are experiencing severe stomach upset after taking this medicine.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Is Dilantin safe?

    Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Dilantin is safe to use if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects have been observed such as drowsiness, dizziness, tremors, slurred speech, confusion, and nervousness. On experiencing any of the above-mentioned side effects while taking Dilantin inform your doctor immediately. 



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Dilantin® (Phenytoin Sodium)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 413-415



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