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    Condition: Epileptic Seizure
    11/19/2015 7:29:00 PM

    Reviewer: none, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I have been using this for 30 years, worked great, never a problem with no side effects until Phizer took over manufacturing and the drug became less effective.(back in 07?) My doctor upped me from 300mg to 400mg and I had minor side effects. Now I have to take it 100mg in am and 300mg a hour before or a hour after dinner and at least a hour before I go to bed. Phizer claims they didnt change it f ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Epileptic Seizure
    10/23/2013 1:52:14 PM

    Reviewer: not bad, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I've been taking Dilantin for nearly 20 years. Was having breakthrough seizures about 10 yrs ago and upped the dosage. I seem to have a breakthrough seizure about once every 3-5 years. The side effects for me aren't too bad. I get shaky hands occasionally and forgetful sometimes. Dr said that this isn't a drug that you can stay on forever because it causes bone loss. Had a bone density ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Epileptic Seizure
    2/23/2013 2:24:38 PM

    Reviewer: dilantincfd2a, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 10 years or more

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    level is above normal 15.6

    Condition: Epileptic Seizure
    3/26/2012 5:58:31 PM

    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: 4

    Comment:
    I am having trouble sleeping.I have not had a seizure since I have been taking this medication.Except when my shunt is not working.

    Condition: Epileptic Seizure
    11/20/2011 3:16:13 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I was given too much dilantin by a local doctor and had dizzy spells and hands jerking, Have 4 herniated discs from falls and have to to have surgery now. Dr still has me on dilantin but am afraid to use it.

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