Were you looking for information about Dilantin? Dilanton is a common misspelling of Dilantin.
Dilantin® (phenytoin) is a prescription medicine that is licensed for treating certain types of epileptic seizures. By affecting sodium channels in the brain, the medication can help control seizures. Dilantin comes in various forms, including extended-release capsules, chewable tablets, and an oral suspension (although these products are not interchangeable).
Side effects of Dilantin may include slurred speech, unusual eye movements, confusion, and muscle coordination problems. People who take too much Dilantin may experience symptoms such as joint pain, shakiness (tremors), overactive reflexes, and lethargy. It is important that you seek immediate medical attention if you believe that you may have overdosed on Dilantin.
(Click Dilantin for more information on when and how to take each specific form of Dilantin, an explanation of how the medication works to control seizures, and important precautions to be aware of before starting treatment.)
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