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

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Condition: Epileptic Seizure
3/1/2015 3:46:42 PM

Reviewer: James217, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Started having seizures at age 13. Have been utilizing this medication ever since. 30 years later I can confidently tell that as long as I take meds as prescribed I have not had a seizure. Over 10 years without a seizure! Still, always concerned that will someday change but so far so good. Side effects: Often drowsy, hard to concentrate.

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
1/30/2015 12:31:13 PM

Reviewer: Gardener, 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:
Sudden onset of tonic clonic seizures in 1996 at age 34. After 6 months on Dilantin attempted physican directed cessation of drug. Seizures began again. Have been on the same dose from the beginning - 460mg daily.

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
5/8/2014 12:30:33 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking it for most of my life started with the drug n3 wonder why they took it off the market had no side effects with n3

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
12/16/2013 2:42:41 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Side effects

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
9/21/2013 12:21:11 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was recently diagnosed with epilepsy after suffering 4 seizures in 14 months. After having an allergic reaction to tegretol, I was recently placed on dilantin. While it so far seems effective as far as stopping seizures, the side effects are somewhat bothersome. I become very tired, suffer dry mouth and lips, and suffer from some confusion. All in all the effectiveness seems to outweigh the side ... Show Full Comment

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