Dilantin 25 Capsule

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  • Manufactured by: Pfizer Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Phenytoin (25 mg)
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    Dilantin 25 Capsule Information

    Dilantin 25 Capsule is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Capsule. It is primarily used for the treatment of Seizures. The alternative uses of Dilantin 25 Capsule have also been explained below.

    The optimal dosage of Dilantin 25 Capsule is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Dilantin 25 Capsule also has some side effects, the most common being Double Vision. Some other side effects of Dilantin 25 Capsule have been listed ahead. These side effects of Dilantin 25 Capsule are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    It is also important to note that Dilantin 25 Capsule has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. Further, the section on Dilantin 25 Capsule related warnings talks about Dilantin 25 Capsule's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Dilantin 25 Capsule is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Dilantin 25 Capsule have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Besides this, Dilantin 25 Capsule may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    In addition to the above precautions for Dilantin 25 Capsule, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



    Dilantin 25 Capsule Benefits & Uses

    Dilantin 25 Capsule is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Dilantin 25 Capsule Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: With meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Dilantin 25 Capsule Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Dilantin 25 Capsule safe for pregnant women?


      Dilantin shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Dilantin 25 Capsule safe during breastfeeding?


      Dilantin may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Dilantin, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Dilantin.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Dilantin 25 Capsule on the Kidneys?


      Very few cases of side effects of Dilantin on kidney have been reported.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Dilantin 25 Capsule on the Liver?


      Very few cases of side effects of Dilantin on the liver have been reported.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Dilantin 25 Capsule on the Heart?


      Very few cases of side effects of Dilantin on the heart have been reported.

      Mild


    Dilantin 25 Capsule Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Dilantin 25 Capsule unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Dilantin 25 Capsule

    • Is this Dilantin 25 Capsule habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Dilantin 25 Capsule has not been reported.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Dilantin 25 Capsule can make you feel drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Dilantin 25 Capsule only on doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Yes, taking Dilantin 25 Capsule can treat mental disorders.

      Yes

    Dilantin 25 Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Dilantin 25 Capsule


      Taking Dilantin 25 Capsule with food can create severe side effects. Discuss this with your doctor.

      Severe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Dilantin 25 Capsule


      Consuming Dilantin 25 Capsule with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Dilantin 25 Capsule

    Question about 5 years ago

    How long can I safely take Dilantin?

    Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

    Dilantin can be safely taken for a long time as prescribed by your doctor. Do not discontinue the treatment suddenly or take it longer than prescribed duration.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I drink alcohol with Dilantin?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    No, you are advised not to drink alcohol while you are taking Dilantin. Drinking alcohol can increase the level of phenytoin in your blood and may result in unwanted side effects. It also increases the risk of seizures. It is best to avoid alcohol while taking Dilantin.

    Question over 5 years ago

    How does Dilantin work?

    Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

    Dilantin works by the slowing down of the impulses in the brain which causes seizures and additionally also reduces the severity of seizures.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Dilantin cause stomach upset?

    Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

    Yes, [medicine] can cause stomach upset. It is a common side effect of this drug. Please inform your doctor if you are experiencing severe stomach upset after taking this medicine.

    Question over 5 years ago

    Is Dilantin safe?

    Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Dilantin is safe to use if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects have been observed such as drowsiness, dizziness, tremors, slurred speech, confusion, and nervousness. On experiencing any of the above-mentioned side effects while taking Dilantin inform your doctor immediately. 



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Dilantin® (Phenytoin Sodium)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 413-415



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