Advertisement

What should I know about Dilantin-125 before taking it?

Before taking Dilantin, as Dilantin-125 suspension, you should know that the medication should not be stopped suddenly. Doing so could cause seizures to resume or be continuous, a life-threatening condition known as status epilepticus. Additionally, clinical studies of Dilantin showed an increased risk of suicide in patients using the medication. The risk is still minor, but you should let your doctor know if you have a history of depression. Alcohol use also can impact the effectiveness of the medication. You should also talk to your doctor if you're pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding, because Dilantin can harm a developing fetus and a nursing child. Dilantin can interact negatively with many medications, so you must tell your doctor about all of the medications and supplements you're taking before starting Dilantin.

Continue Learning about Anticonvulsant

Does anticonvulsant use in bipolar teens have risks?
International Bipolar FoundationInternational Bipolar Foundation
Valproic acid and lamotrigine (Lamictal) and other anticonvulsants carry a Food and Drug Adminis...
More Answers
How is gabapentin used to treat hot flashes?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise) was developed to treat seizures. It has also been used to help to re...
More Answers
What is gabapentin?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Gabapentin (Gralise, Horizant, Neurontin) is a drug that was developed to treat epilepsy. It is also...
More Answers
What should I know before taking gabapentin?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Gabapentin may not be a good option for women who are pregnant, considering pregnancy, or who may be...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.