Were you looking for information about Dilantin? Dilanten is a common misspelling of Dilantin.
Dilantin® (phenytoin) is a medicine that is licensed to treat certain types of epileptic seizures, including generalized tonic-clonic seizures, complex partial seizures, and seizures during brain surgery. The drug, which is available by prescription, comes as an oral suspension, extended-release capsules, and chewable tablets.
Some of the factors that can affect the dose of Dilantin that your healthcare provider recommends include the particular Dilantin product, your age and weight, the amount of Dilantin in your blood (measured using a blood test), and other medications you may be taking. A few of the side effects that have been reported with Dilantin include unusual eye movements, muscle coordination problems, and slurred speech.
(Click Dilantin for more information on the various forms of Dilantin and the strengths in which it is available, an explanation of how the medication works, and a list of other side effects that it may cause in some people.)