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Condition: Epileptic Seizure
3/2/2015 11:48:30 AM

Reviewer: John, 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:
I had my first seizure around age 25. I opted to wait for a second seizure before starting on medication, and ended up only having to wait a few months. I've been almost seizure-free since then - my lone episode happened after I had become lax in following the prescribed dosages, and my blood level fell quite low. Since that third seizure, though, I've been more diligent about following th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
8/29/2012 11:20:56 PM

Reviewer: morag, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My white blood cells continue to drop, and my dr has attributed this to Dilantin. Perhaps there should be a limit to its use (I have an Astrocytoma and it caused a seizure for 45 mins and had to be comatosed. I was initially on 600mg but my liver was so toxic I am on 300mg and have been for 14 months

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
2/1/2011 9:53:53 AM

Reviewer: Cowgirlup, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am taking extended Dilantin, my appetite is gone, nausea is here and so are migraines! I am taking the pills to please the Neurologist AND DMV. Well ok family too but am not convincinced I need them. I am dizzy from them all of the time and feel out of sorts. And I can't seem to quench my thirst. To boot I have had a gastric bypass so I shouldn't BE on anything extended as I don't a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
1/4/2011 8:59:25 PM

Reviewer: goodtimin2, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
In 1982 my wife suffered a TBI from an auto accident. She has had epilsepy since then and has always taken Dilantin; currently 100 mg 4 times daily. She also took Tegretol, but the side effects were so bad: balance control, slurred speech, double vision,etc that finally a very informed neurologist switched her to Keppra. Wow! What a great difference. She now takes, in conjunction with the Dilantin ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Epileptic Seizure
7/14/2010 9:27:48 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was taking before I had surgeory to remove part of a tumor in my left temporal lobe. Before the surgeory it did not clear the seizures. Once I had the surgeory I never had another seizure. I am still being told that I have to take 300 mg a day. I was down to 130mg for a year and still have not gotten a seizure. I am having to also take depression medications because of the side affects of dilant ... Show Full Comment

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