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Phenytoin साल्ट से बनी दवाएं:

Dilantin के सारे विकल्प देखें

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Dilantin Benefits & Uses

Dilantin is used to treat the following -

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.

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Ingredients of Dilantin


Dilantin Side Effects

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

  1. Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movement)
  2. Double Vision
  3. Drowsiness
  4. Anemia Rare
  5. Peripheral Neuropathy Rare
  6. Paresthesia
  7. Insomnia Mild
  8. Vertigo Mild
  9. Dizziness Mild
  10. Nausea or vomiting
  11. Tremor
  12. Constipation Moderate
  13. Headache Mild
  14. Low energy
  15. Nervousness
  16. Unusual facial expression
  17. Unsteadiness

Dilantin Related Warnings

Is the use of Dilantin safe for pregnant women?

Dilantin should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.


Is the use of Dilantin safe during breastfeeding?

Dilantin can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.


What is the effect of Dilantin on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Dilantin on kidney have been reported.


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.


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.


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 -

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 -

  1. Depression
  2. Suicidal Tendency
  3. Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
  4. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
  5. Liver Disease
  6. Kidney Disease
  7. Heart Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Dilantin

Is this Dilantin habit forming or addictive?

Dilantin does not cause addiction.


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.


Is it safe?

Yes, but take Dilantin only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, in many cases, taking Dilantin can help with mental disorders.


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.


Interaction between Alcohol and Dilantin

Taking Dilantin with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience


  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Dilantin® (Phenytoin Sodium)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 413-415
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