Seizure medications dilantin

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Avatar n tn It is the neurologist's job to manage medications. She/he is most familiar with medications your husband will need. Neurosurgeon focus is not medication management. I hope this helps. lastly, please join a brain tumor support group.
Avatar n tn You should not stop taking dilantin, yes you can have sezuire if you stop taking dilantin. I would be wondering why you had sezuire. You can loose your license if dmv gets wind of this. I would want an all clear of brain, just in case.
Avatar n tn A good dose of Neurontin for seizure prevention is most likely 1800mg per day or higher. Since the Dilantin is being stopped, there is no need to check a level. I hope this helps. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Hi there. I have been seizure free for 4 years while taking Dilantin for my Epilepsy. We don't know why I have it but the med. works so I've stayed on it. If I want to get pragnant I am worried with the interactions the drug could cause. What are your suggestions? Do you think it's time to try to get of the Dilantin? Is there still a possiblity I could have another seizure on/off the med. even if it's been this long? My Neuro. doesn't help much so I would like your opinion.
Avatar f tn A month later in the night he had two grand mal seizures and at that time a full workup was done at the hospital. He is now back on dilantin and has been seizure free with the side effects that a lot of people mention (slightly disoriented at times, light headed etc) However he has had a cough at night since then and it can be quite bad. He isn't able to get a good nights sleep (nor am I) since then. His chest Xray was fine. Has anyone else had a problem with this?
Avatar f tn if the levels are high, in the toxic range, and then your dose is cut down and your episodes stop, then it could be the dilantin. But non-toxic (normal) dilantin levels to my knowledge do not cause sleep attacks. If you are suffering from sleep attacks, one possibility is a sleep disorder. Sleep apnea, which is due to increased resistance in your airway during sleep, can lead to poor ventilation.
Avatar n tn That's what freedom is all about. I believe dilantin is an effective anti-siezure medications that should only be prescribed as a last resort to prevent status epilepticus. The benefits of good diet, nutrition and exercise will, in my humble opinion do more in most cases than a truckload of dilantin. There is a reason that physicians don't pay attention to Jack Dreyfus and it has nothing to do with a conspiracy.
906160 tn?1260219668 Aside from these, inability to comply to anti-seizure medications may also aggravate and trigger seizures. Have this evaluated by your neurologist for proper management. Knowing your triggers will also help in avoiding these and preventing the onset of seizures. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar m tn I would suggest your friend go back to the free clinic and ask for a 2nd opinion. Dilantin is one of the primary medications given to people with seizures. I cannot diagnose nor can I say that giving this medication is the right or wrong medication to give her. I would only review the information I have provided, and keep going back until they can figure out why this happened. I have provided some package information regarding Dilantin for you to review. Best of luck. Jennifer R RPh www.
Avatar m tn My seizures have been under control the only time I actually had full blown seizures is when I was a teenager and I missed doses I had one and When my doctor decided to take me off my dilantin gradually since I hadn't had a seizure for 6 yrs. but, when I got completely off the medicine I had a full blown seizure from it. Either way I'm stuck on this medication and I'm very worried from the side effects it say it has for prolonged user.
Avatar f tn The most routine medications for seizures are Phenobarbitol and Potassium Bromide, with valium being used in the acute phase. Many human seizure medications (such as Dilantin) can cause liver toxicity in dogs and should be avoided. There are also valuable holistic medications for seizures, but again it depends on the dogs response.
Avatar f tn I went to the ER and labs were done- my dilantin level was low- but I take my medication- also take trileptal. I had a generalized T/C seizure and when I woke up my hand continued to twitch. I was diagnosed with simple partial status...I was given IV Dilantin and told that I needed to be in the hospital. I was against it because of the cost...and told the doc that I had someone with me and would come back if there was a problem. I remember certain things about the ER visit...
Avatar n tn I'm 21 and I have Epilepsy I was diagnosed in 5th grade and I have been on countless medications whether it be depakote, keppra, clonzapam and lamectal and nothing seems to work. However, I had a grand mal seizure 1 week ago and hit my head and even got a black eye and when I went to the hospital they told me to quit taking all my other meds and put me on dilantin 300mg once a day. It has made my patite mal seizures subside but the side effects are ridiculous.
Avatar n tn If no reversible cause is found, then the patient may have to be maintained on anti-seizure medications for an indefinite period of time. The best that you can do for now is make sure he is able to take in the medications prescribed. You can also ask your doctor if there are any ongoing clinical trials or studies that can offer some assistance regarding the provision of medications. Be strong. Regards and God bless.
327385 tn?1378364331 Whether or not a seizure is partial (another term is focal seizure) from the onset helps determine which medications should be used. Dilantin is a good medication for focal seizures, but it has its side effects and there are medications with less side effects for long-term treatment of epilepsy.
Avatar n tn You definitely need to talk to your neurologist ASAP so that they can help determine whether or not these are really seizures and the next step to adjusting her medications. Once the seizure issue has been taken care of, then deal with the pain. There are stimulators that can placed under the skin of the upper arm/shoulder done in rehab facilities to help with post stroke frozen shoulder and pain. PT, massage, and antidepressants such as Elavil can help also.
Avatar f tn My twin sister ( she is 39 yr old and has never had seizures)had a grand mal seizure about a month ago in which she dislocated her shoulder with the seizure. At that time,she was placed on dilantin and topomax. She has had MRI and MRA which were normal. A spine xray showed bulging disc in the cervical spine. She had an EEG but that is to be repeated and I don't know the results. She had another seizure last week and has been in the hospital since.
Avatar n tn As for your inquiry about alternatives, there are many seizure type medications, including benzodiazepines, dilantin, phenobarbital, and so forth. Generally if a person comes into the emergency room and has had a problem with their seizure drugs, they'll give them a big shot of perhaps Valium or another class of anti-seizure medication, depending on what the situation is.
Avatar n tn I am very concerned about the skin peeling while you are on Dilantin. There is a (fortunately rare) reaction that some people have to certain medications, and Dilantin is one of them. It's called Stevens Johnson syndrome. You must call your doctor SOON and be sure that your peeling skin is that or something else. If it's something else, that's fine. But if it's SJS, it needs to be acted upon right away. As you know, this post doesn't substitute for medical advice from your doctor.
Avatar n tn Once the abnormal stimulation of brain cells begins (which is what happens in a seizure), only medications such as ativan or other anti-seizure meds can actually stop a seizure. Prevention is important by taking meds as prescribed, staying away from alcohol (not only interacts with meds but lowers your seizure threshold), and keeping yourself healthy. Fever, dehydration, emotional and physical stress and starvation are other things that can lower your seizure threshold.
Avatar f tn In my teens was the first time I actually had a seizure and then vomited. It picked back up in my mid-20's around 2000 and was more fainting then throwing up with one time being escalating to a petit mal seizure. Originally, they thought it was neurological... years later they said it was a heart condition. I've had the EEG's, EKG's, MRI's, and a couple others I can't remember the names of...
1653487 tn?1303527762 70% of people are able to obtain seizure control via medications alone, the medications are not exactly easy to deal with, i.e. unpleasant side effects. Known, in the epilepsy community, as "necessary poisons." :) But they help many. Some of the newer meds have fewer side effects, and they do have XR vsersions, which are easier to take (vs. 3-4 times a day!) Well, good luck to you--I'll keep my fingers crossed!
Avatar n tn it was suspected that he had suffered a seizure and he was admitted and began receiving 500 mg. of Dilantin (3 x 100 and 2 x 100); later, the seizure theory was in doubt, but he continues on the Dilantin. He was started on 100 mg. of Zoloft a few days later when it was decided that depression was part of his problem.
Avatar n tn Partial complex epilepsy is usually a difficult seizure type to control. The usually medications of tegratol, or dilantin are the mainstays. However, there are many new medications on the market that have worked well on complex partial epilepsy. I would suggest that you only change medications under the supervision of a neurologist familar with epilepsy. If the epileptic zone is very focal, your son might achieve seizure freedom from epilepsy surgery.
Avatar n tn Explain the difference between a TIA and a Seizure. What medications are used to treat each. What are the basic side effects.
Avatar n tn If that's the case, then phenobarbital has great success in controlling seizures, as does dilantin and a couple of other medications. Sometimes they are used alone, other times, in more severe cases they are used in combination with other meds. Wait and see what your vet says after this course of treatment is done and then decide from there.
Avatar m tn My husband had a large atypical meningioma removed over three years ago and he is on Dilantin and Keppra. Will he have to be on anti-seizure medications for the rest of his life?