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Dilantin is an antiepileptic drug prescribed to control grand mal seizures (a type of seizure in which the individual experiences a sudden loss of consciousness immediately followed by generalized convulsions) and temporal lobe seizures (a type of seizure caused by disease in the cortex of the temporal [side] lobe of the brain affecting smell taste sight hearing memory and movement).

Dilantin may also be used to prevent and treat seizures occurring during and after neurosurgery (surgery of the brain and spinal cord).

Dosage is tailored to each individual's needs. Your doctor will monitor blood levels of the drug closely particularly when switching you from one drug to another.

ADULTS

* Many medications can interact with Phenytoin.Be cautious when using any other medications.Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Standard Daily Dosage

If you have not had any previous treatment your doctor will have you take one 100-milligram Dilantin capsule 3 times daily to start.

On a continuing basis most adults need 100mg 3 to 4 times a day. Your doctor may increase that dosage to 200mg 3 times a day if necessary.

Once-A-Day Dosage

If your seizures are controlled on 100-milligram Dilantin capsules 3 times daily your doctor may allow you to take the entire 300 milligrams as a single dose once daily.

CHILDREN

The starting dose is 5 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day divided into 2 or 3 equal doses; the maximum dosage for children is 300 milligrams a day. The regular daily dosage is usually 4 to 8 milligrams per 2.2 pounds. Children over 6 years of age and adolescents may need the minimum adult dose (300 milligrams per day).
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Dilantin

Brand Name Prescription Drug

Pronounced: dye-LAN-tin

Generic name: Phenytoin sodium
Dilantin is an antiepileptic drug prescribed to control grand mal seizures (a type of seizure in which the individual experiences a sudden loss of consciousness immediately followed by generalized convulsions) and temporal lobe seizures (a type of seizure caused by disease in the cortex of the temporal [side] lobe of the brain affecting smell taste sight hearing memory and movement).

Dilantin may also be used to prevent and treat seizures occurring during and after neurosurgery (surgery of the brain and spinal cord).

Dosage is tailored to each individual's needs. Your doctor will monitor blood levels of the drug closely particularly when switching you from one drug to another.

ADULTS

* Many medications can interact with Phenytoin.Be cautious when using any other medications.Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Standard Daily Dosage

If you have not had any previous treatment your doctor will have you take one 100-milligram Dilantin capsule 3 times daily to start.

On a continuing basis most adults need 100mg 3 to 4 times a day. Your doctor may increase that dosage to 200mg 3 times a day if necessary.

Once-A-Day Dosage

If your seizures are controlled on 100-milligram Dilantin capsules 3 times daily your doctor may allow you to take the entire 300 milligrams as a single dose once daily.

CHILDREN

The starting dose is 5 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day divided into 2 or 3 equal doses; the maximum dosage for children is 300 milligrams a day. The regular daily dosage is usually 4 to 8 milligrams per 2.2 pounds. Children over 6 years of age and adolescents may need the minimum adult dose (300 milligrams per day).

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