Were you looking for information about Dilantin? Dilantan is a common misspelling of Dilantin.
Dilantin® (phenytoin) is a medication that is prescribed for treating certain types of epileptic seizures, including complex partial seizures, generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and seizures during brain surgery. The drug comes in various forms (extended-release capsules, chewable tablets, and an oral suspension), but each product is different and contains different doses.
Side effects of Dilantin may include muscle coordination problems, confusion, and slurred speech. A few of the conditions that you should tell your healthcare provider about before you take Dilantin include porphyria, swollen lymph nodes, diabetes, and liver disease (including liver failure or cirrhosis).
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