Some of these AED's used may be those that have a higher chance of affecting cognition or behavior, including Dilantin
, Phenobarbital, Topamax, Keppra, and various benzodiazepines including Klonopin, Valium, and Ativan.
He was admitted in the intensive care unit, underwent a CT scan of the head, loaded with IV Dilantin
and was evaluated by a neurologist.
) and acupuncture therapy in the treatment of intractable oral and facial pain.
During the visit and in full view of Mary, Cecilia developed status epilepticus after a nurse erroneously gave her Dilaudid instead of Dilantin
. Mary was petrified by the incident and developed insomnia, nightmares, and depression, which required psychiatric treatment.
Anticonvulsants such as phenytoin (Dilantin
) interact in complex ways with folic acid; tell your doctor and pharmacist what medication you are taking before beginning a folic acid supplement.
The timing of his afternoon feed is critical, as his Dilantin
cannot be given within an hour of his feed starting or finishing.
Her boyfriend had witnessed the seizures and told the medical providers that she had not been taking her Dilantin
or Keppa for the condition responsible for her seizures.
These include Dilantin
(used for seizures), steroid medications such as prednisone used to reduce inflammation or treat asthma, and Questran (cholestyramine), a cholesterol-lowering medication.
He or she also needs to know if you take the cholesterol-lowering drug fluvastatin (Lescol), the seizure medication phenytoin (Dilantin
) or a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) such as esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid) and omeprazole (Prilosec, Prilosec OTC), which are used to treat gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and ulcers.
He prescribed Dilantin
, a drug used to control convulsions.
Scott Mintzer, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, the study focussed on two of the most widely prescribed anticonvulsants - phenytoin (Dilantin
) and carbamazepine (Tegretol, Carbatrol).
His discharge medications included a dexamethasone taper, phenytoin (Dilantin
) 200 mg twice a day for seizure prophylaxis, and hydrocodone/ acetaminophen as needed for pain.
* Anti-seizure medications, such as phenytoin (Dilantin
Chapman hired a certified pharmacist to supervise the administration of new drugs; chlorpromazine and Dilantin
(phenytoin) were introduced during the period and found to be helpful in reducing hallucinatory effects and allaying anxiety.
However, for some drugs such as Dilantin
(phenytoin, for seizures), Tegretol (carbamazpenine, also for seizures), and Coumadin (warfarin, for blood-clot prevention), small changes in blood levels of the drug can lead to therapeutic failure or toxocity.