Epilepsy Home > Dilantin
Dilantin is a prescription medicine that is used for the treatment of certain types of epileptic seizures. Specifically, it is used to treat complex partial seizures, generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and seizures during brain surgery. Dilantin comes in extended-release capsules, chewable tablets, and an oral suspension. Some possible side effects of the medication include confusion, slurred speech, and unusual eye movements.
- Complex partial seizures -- complex partial seizures involve decreased consciousness ("complex") and affect only one part of the brain ("partial")
- Generalized tonic-clonic seizures -- these seizures, which are also known as "grand mal" seizures, affect the whole brain ("generalized"), and involve muscle rigidity and contractions ("tonic-clonic")
- Seizures during brain surgery.