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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.

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
9/18/2011 1:57:15 PM

Reviewer: In Vermont, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
It took a while to get the right level of Dilantin in my system. I had just about every side effect that was listed. The worst were sleeplessness and joint pain. It overrode the HRT I was on so hot flashes returned, and facial hair increased, plus bleeding gums. I am now weaning off of it. Weaning onto the new drug has not been fun but I think I will be in a better place with it.

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