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Dilantin® (phenytoin) is a prescription medicine that is licensed for treating certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy. The drug works by affecting sodium channels in the brain, which helps to control complex partial seizures, generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and seizures during brain surgery.
 
Dilantin comes in chewable tablets, extended-release capsules, and an oral suspension. If you forget to take your dose of Dilantin as scheduled, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not double your dose of the medication. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you miss any of your Dilantin doses, as this information may be helpful in adjusting your dosage.
 
(Click Dilantin for an explanation of how Dilantin works to control epileptic seizures, tips on when and how to take the medication, and important information you should know before starting the drug.)
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