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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Dilantin Kapseal Oral.

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Condition: Epileptic Seizure
9/9/2009 12:42:03 AM

Reviewer: lilyann, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking Dilantin since I had my first seizure 30 years ago. The generic does not work well for me and my doctor won't prescribe it for any of her patients. Unfortunately, my ins will only pay for the generic. But the 70.00 a month is a small price to pay for no seizures. I have had two healthy children,(now grown)neither with problems. I have taken Dilantin and Phenobarbitol for 30 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
8/8/2009 2:41:54 PM

Reviewer: JSG715, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have taken Dilantin since about 12 years old now 45 for Petit Mal. When I was first put on meds I had 2 others meds with this one that my first Nuerologist prescribed Phenibaritol and Zarontin. This mix did not totally help and at age 17 the doctor said this is the best thing for you as others in your family it has worked for and can you live with out driving (As I was not totally controlled). W ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
7/23/2009 8:44:07 AM

Reviewer: nanafaith, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
my husband has been on this medicine almost four years,he still continues to have grand-mal seizures,more often and longer.His museles and bones ache and his gums and teeth alway's hurt.

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
7/4/2009 12:05:45 AM

Reviewer: spikli, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
my arms easily bruise on the surface

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
5/4/2009 9:43:11 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've taken Dilantin for the better part of 13 yrs. Sometimes I switched to a generic, but I had breakthrough seizures so I switched back. I am generally satisfied with Dilantin, excpet for the memory issues and puffy gums. My doctor increased my dose from 300mg/day to 400mg/day and I noticed a big decline in energy level and memory retention. Body hair growth has been my biggest self-estee ... Show Full Comment

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