Buy Dilantin Online
Active ingredient: Phenytoin
Product Code: PR10468
Dilantin goes by the generic name of Dilantin and is a drug used to control seizures. It is an anti-convulsant drug and is used mostly during fits of epilepsy, especially the grand-mal type tonic clonic seizures. The main function of this drug is to penetrate deeply in the brain and slow down the seizures by controlling the impulses which cause them. However without physician recommendation, this medicine should not be used.
CLASSIFICATION AND MECHANISM OF ACTION
Dilantin (Phenytoin) is an anti-convulsant. Its exact mechanism of action is not known. However, it is postulated that Dilantin (Phenytoin) exerts its effects by partly blocking the neuronal activity in the brain.
LOOKING AFTER YOUR DRUG
Regular blood tests are necessary. When doctor recommends you to switch to other medicines for seizure control, even then you have to get your blood tested regularly. The purpose of these tests is to measure pH changes in blood. Moreover, if you feel fine with drug after taking it for a longtime, then it is better to slowly taper off its use. Sudden stoppage carries the risk of increase in the frequency of seizures.
HOW TO TAKE Dilantin
Dilantin (Phenytoin) is available in capsule form mostly. Capsules should not be chewed. Their bitter taste can make you vomit. Therefore swallow the capsule with water or some other liquid. The oral suspension is also available for use. Properly shake the suspension to mix all the ingredients before use.
The daily dosage of Dilantin (Phenytoin) is 400 mg. Dosage can be divided into interval times to prolong its effects. In case of emergency or severity of the problem, dosage can be increased in consultation with doctor.
The effects of over dosage are twitching of eye, sudden muscular spasm and stifling of neck and other shoulders. Doctor should be consulted immediately in case of over-dosage.
The missed dose should be taken as soon as one remembers to take it. However, if too much time has elapsed and ts nearly time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose in that case and wait for the time of the next dose. Avoid double dosage for preventing the effects of over dosage.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
It is important to note that the use of this medicine should be continued during pregnancy if patient is already using it. Given the risks associated with seizures during pregnancy, they can harm both mother and unborn baby in an acute way; therefore it is proper to discontinue its use.
Following side effects can be seen
- Difficulty in speaking
- Sluggish behavior
- Problems in moving eyes (rare)
- Mumbling hands (rare)
WHEN IT SHOULD NOT BE USED
- When you get pregnant (Don’t start using)
- When already using another anti-seizure drug
- In case of any allergic symptoms
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU TAKE Dilantin
The duration for the use of this medicine depends primarily on the recession of symptoms and on the advice of the doctor.