Dilantin (Phenytoin)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Dilantin30 mg
Dilantin30 mg/5 ml/250 ml
Dilantin100 mg
Dilantin125 mg/5ml/250 ml

Generic Equivalent of Dilantin

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Phenytoin100 mg

Dilantin Information:

Dilantin (Generic name: Phenytoin Sodium) is an anti-seizure medication used for the management and prevention of certain types of seizures. Dilantin may also be used to prevent and treat seizures that occur during or following neurosurgery (surgery of the brain and spinal cord). Phenytoin is an anticonvulsant. It works by slowing abnormal nerve impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Dilantin is sometimes used together with other seizure medications. Take Dilantin exactly as it was prescribed for you.

Dilantin Side Effects:

The most common Dilantin side effects include abdominal pain, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, insomnia, joint pain, nausea, tremor, and vomiting. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as chest pain, easy bruising/bleeding, fainting, fever, jaundice, mental/mood changes, urination problems, vision problems, and symptoms of an allergic reaction (difficult breathing; hives; itching; rash; swelling), please inform your doctor immediately.

Dilantin Precautions:

Do NOT take Dilantin if you are allergic to Phenytoin or to any of the ingredients in Dilantin medication. Before taking Dilantin oral, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions such as blood disorder (lupus), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, porphyria, and vitamin B-12 deficiency. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Dilantin drug, especially of: antibiotics, antidepressants, antifungals, digoxin, oral contraceptives, steroid medicines, warfarin, and other seizure medications.

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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