Dilantin Alternatives

If side effects occur during treatment with Dilantin or if the medicine does not adequately control a person's seizures, alternatives to Dilantin may be considered. Some common Dilantin alternatives include other seizure medications, surgery, and special diets. Make sure to talk with your healthcare provider if Dilantin is not working for you or if you are experiencing bothersome side effects of the drug.

An Overview of Dilantin Alternatives

Dilantin® (phenytoin) is a prescription medication used to treat seizures in people with epilepsy.
 
For many people, Dilantin is effective at controlling seizures. Most people also tolerate this epilepsy medication well. However, as with all medicines, it is possible that side effects will occur during treatment with Dilantin. Also, in some situations, the medicine may not adequately control seizures. Fortunately, there are several alternatives to Dilantin for controlling seizures, including:
 

Other Seizure Medications

Fortunately, there are many medications available to control seizures. These medications can include:
 
Some barbiturates and benzodiazepine medications are also approved for controlling seizures. They are often very useful in emergency situations. However, these medications have the potential to be abused and may lead to dependence or addiction. Some of these medications include:
 
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