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Serious toxicity can potentially occur with the use of Dilantin. Toxicity is more likely to occur in newborns, elderly people, and people with kidney or liver disease. It is also more likely to happen when Dilantin doses are increased or when other medications are started or stopped (due to drug interactions). Common symptoms of Dilantin toxicity may include dizziness, lethargy, drowsiness, and rapid eye movements.
- Rapid eye movements
- Difficulty speaking or slurred speech
- Problems with coordination or balance
- Unusual body movements or shakiness.
- Double vision
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty swallowing
- Irritability or agitation
- Low blood pressure
- Gum tenderness.