Dilantin Seizure Treatment

 

Dilantin /Phenytoin Side Effects

Dilantin Use Associated with Cerebellum Atrophy

Result of Literature Review: Phenytoin

Evidence exists for an association of PGS with IV phenytoin

Wide range of published incidence rates, possibly due to differences in syndrome definition, particularly in less severe cases

Most cases of PGS appear to resolve without surgical intervention

Although data is limited, risk factors may include:

age (elderly); sex (female)

number of treatments rate of infusion


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Dilantin Seizure Treatment

Dilantin Seizure Treatment -- diphenylhydantoin: an anticonvulsant drug (trade name Dilantin) used to treat epilepsy and that is not a sedative.

Why is this Dilantin Seizure Treatment medication prescribed?  (MedlinePlus)

Phenytoin is used to treat various types of convulsions and seizures. Phenytoin acts on the brain and nervous system in the treatment of epilepsy.

This Dilantin Seizure Treatment medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this Seizure Treatment drug for your condition.

 

What side effects can this Dilantin seizure treatment medication cause?  

Side effects from phenytoin may occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • redness, irritation, bleeding, and swelling of the gums
  • mental confusion
  • blurred or double vision

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • difficulty coordinating movements
  • skin rash
  • easy bruising
  • tiny purple-colored skin spots
  • bloody nose
  • slurred speech
  • unusual bleeding
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • dark urine
  • swollen glands
  • fever
  • sore throat

If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at http://www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm] or by phone [1-800-332-1088].

 

Dilantin Seizure Treatment Drug

Overview

Drug Name DILANTIN
Active Ingredient(s) • PHENYTOIN • PHENYTOIN SODIUM
Form(s) and
Strength(s) Available
• CAPSULE; ORAL: 100MG EXTENDED; 30MG EXTENDED
• INJECTABLE; INJECTION: 50MG/ML
• TABLET, CHEWABLE; ORAL: 50MG

Details about Dilantin Seizure Treatment drugs are organized by FDA Application Number (NDA or ANDA or BLA).

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Drug Name
and
FDA Application
Number

Dosage Form/Route

Strength

Marketing Status

Company
DILANTIN
(NDA # 010151)
INJECTABLE; INJECTION 50MG/ML Discontinued PARKE DAVIS
DILANTIN
(ANDA # 084349)
CAPSULE; ORAL Multiple Strengths Prescription PARKE DAVIS
DILANTIN
(ANDA # 084427)
TABLET, CHEWABLE; ORAL 50MG Prescription PFIZER PHARMS

Dilantin Drug Details

 

  • There are no Therapeutic Equivalents
  • Labels are not available

Products on Application (NDA) #010151