Dilantin Oral Suspension

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  • Contains / Salt: Phenytoin (25 mg/ml)
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Dilantin Oral Suspension Information

Dilantin Oral Suspension, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Suspension. It is primarily used for the treatment of Seizures. The alternative uses of Dilantin Oral Suspension have also been explained below.

The right dosage of Dilantin Oral Suspension depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Common side effects of Dilantin Oral Suspension include Double Vision. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Dilantin Oral Suspension as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Dilantin Oral Suspension are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Dilantin Oral Suspension's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Moderate while nursing. Further, the section on Dilantin Oral Suspension related warnings talks about Dilantin Oral Suspension's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Dilantin Oral Suspension can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Dilantin Oral Suspension in conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease. Some other conditions that can be affected by Dilantin Oral Suspension are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug reaction of Dilantin Oral Suspension with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Dilantin Oral Suspension is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Dilantin Oral Suspension Benefits & Uses

Dilantin Oral Suspension is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Dilantin Oral Suspension 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: 5 ml
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Neonates (0 to 1 month)
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Dilantin Oral Suspension Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Dilantin Oral Suspension safe for pregnant women?


    Dilantin shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Dilantin Oral Suspension safe during breastfeeding?


    Dilantin may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Dilantin, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Dilantin.

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


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

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


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

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


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

    Mild


Dilantin Oral Suspension Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Dilantin Oral Suspension

  • Is this Dilantin Oral Suspension habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Dilantin Oral Suspension has not been reported.

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


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Dilantin Oral Suspension can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Dilantin Oral Suspension only on doctor's advice.

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


    Yes, taking Dilantin Oral Suspension can treat mental disorders.

    Yes

Dilantin Oral Suspension Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Dilantin Oral Suspension


    Taking Dilantin Oral Suspension with food can create severe side effects. Discuss this with your doctor.

    Severe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Dilantin Oral Suspension


    Consuming Dilantin Oral Suspension with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Dilantin Oral Suspension

Question about 5 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 about 5 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 over 5 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 4 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 about 5 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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