Generic Name - Phenytoin
Category - Anti-Convulsant
Generic for Dilantin* is an anticonvulsant used to treat seizures in certain types of epilepsy.Phenytoin (Generic for Dilantin*) reduces the maximal activity of brain stem centers responsible for the tonic phase of tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures.
Generic for Dilantin* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Dilantin* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class including phenytoin or other hydantoins or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Dilantin* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
- Recurrent infections
- Chronic neurologic disease
- Chronic liver disease or cirrhosis
- Chronic kidney disease
- Recurrent infections.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Dilantin*.It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Generic for Dilantin* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericDilantin*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Dilantin* for seizures is 100 mg (125 mg of the suspension) t.i.d.; adjust dosage at 7- to 10-day intervals until seizures are controlled.
For maintenance therapy, 300-400 mg/day of Generic for Dilantin* may be required in some.
Generic for Dilantin* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Dilantin* side Effects include chest pain or tightness, palpitations, confusion, nervousness, hostility, or other behavioral changes (especially in children or elderly patients), dark yellow or brown urine, difficulty breathing, wheezing or shortness of breath or double vision or uncontrollable and rapid eye movement.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Dilantin*.
Generic for Dilantin* and Pregnancy
Studies indicate use of Generic for Dilantin* during pregnancy may cause birth defects in the fetus or miscarriage.Hence, it would be best to discontinue the drug if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Generic for Dilantin* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Dilantin* appears in breast milk. Therefore, it is not recommendedto continue Generic for Dilantin* while breast feeding a baby.
Generic for Dilantin* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Dilantin* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Dilantin*and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Dilantin* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Dilantin* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.