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Has Anyone Ever Took Phenytoin? And Is It Really A Seizure Controller?

Has Anyone Ever Took Phenytoin? And Is It Really A Seizure Controller?

Doc is putting me on some new meds cause the last meds I was on started making me have Grand Mal Seizures. If anyone ever taken it, please tell me the side effects to it. Thanks...

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've been on this since I was 6...I'm 43 now. It's a base line medication for epileptic seizures. It works to a point. As you age it will need dose adjusting. It's the generic version of Dilantin. It is usually paired with another medication like micolin, gabapentin, keppra, or diamox. Hope this helps!

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'll be honest with you never heard of a med I will suggest that you research for your records and as you go along drink plenty of water and keep a chart for yourself, pay attention to yourself before and during your intake of the med right it down and discuss it with you Neurologist and doctor .I pray that this will help you as it's been helping me 😉🥰☺️

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I used to take Dilantin and it made my gums swell really bad! I still had seizures while on the dilatin! I am goin to the dentist Monday to get a set of upper dentures which is going cost me $1974 total!!!! They have to pull out 18 teeth too!!!

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi there. I'm on it and am 49. Haven't had a seizure in 25 years. Gums swelling a lot. Made me tired for first year. I would have Granmals also. Taking twice a day 200mg morning/300 mg at night. All good. Good luck.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Just make sure you see your dentist often!!!! I just had all my upper teeth pulled today!!!! Next Monday I am getting a top plate and all the bad bottom ones pulled and I will be fitted for my partial!!!!!

posted about 1 year ago
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