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What is Dilantin used to treat?


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Answered 2011-09-13 15:29:29

it is widely used to help control seizures. it only comes in pill form. and you can NOT crush it or take it aprt to put in your drink. I'm currently taking it and have been for 2 years. so to anyone who is new to taking it....drink with a full glasss of liquid. if it does not go down all the way and disintegrates into your esophogus, it burns like hell and ya cant do anything about it!

ANOTHER ANSWERAS NOTED above, Dilantin is an anti-epileptic medication used to control seizures. It is usually used in conjunction with another med like Phenobarbital and others. One caution about Dilantin. Over time a noted side effect is protruding gums. If you notice this happening, contact your neurologist for a possible med change. <<>>
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