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Dilantin Infatabs

Dilantin Infatabs Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Dilantin, Dilantin Infatabs, Dilantin-125, Phenytek

Generic Name: phenytoin (oral) (Pronunciation: FEN i toyn)

What is phenytoin (Dilantin Infatabs)?

Phenytoin is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It works by slowing down impulses in the brain that cause seizures.

Phenytoin is used to control seizures. Phenytoin does not treat all types of seizures, and your doctor will determine if it is the right medication for you.

Phenytoin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Dilantin 100 mg

capsule, orange/white, imprinted with DILANTIN, 100 mg

Dilantin 100 mg-NEW

capsule, orange/white, imprinted with PD, DILANTIN 100 mg

Dilantin 30 mg

pink/white, imprinted with P-D 365

Dilantin 50 mg

triangular, yellow, imprinted with P-D 007

Phenytek 200 mg-MYL

dark blue/blue, imprinted with BERTEK 670

Phenytek 300 mg-MYL

blue, imprinted with BERTEK 750, BERTEK 750

Phenytoin ER 100 mg-AMN

capsule, purple/white, imprinted with IP 212

Phenytoin ER 100 mg-MYL

capsule, purple/white, imprinted with BERTEK 560

What are the possible side effects of phenytoin (Dilantin Infatabs)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. You may be more likely to have an allergic reaction if you are African-American.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, or if you feel agitated, hostile, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fever, swollen glands, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • skin rash, easy bruising or bleeding, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
  • upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, feeling short of breath;
  • confusion, nausea and vomiting, swelling, rapid weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • new or worsening cough with fever, trouble breathing;
  • tremor (uncontrolled shaking), restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • patchy skin color, red spots, or a butterfly shaped skin rash over your cheeks and nose (worsens in sunlight); or
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • slurred speech, loss of balance or coordination;
  • swollen or tender gums; or
  • headache, dizziness, nervousness, or sleep problems (insomnia).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Dilantin Infatabs (phenytoin tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about phenytoin (Dilantin Infatabs)?

You should not use phenytoin if you also take delavirdine (Rescriptor), or if you are allergic to phenytoin, ethotoin (Peganone), fosphenytoin (Cerebyx), or mephenytoin (Mesantoin).

If you are pregnant, DO NOT START TAKING phenytoin unless your doctor tells you to. Phenytoin may cause harm to an unborn baby, but having a seizure during pregnancy could harm both the mother and the baby. If you become pregnant while taking phenytoin, DO NOT STOP TAKING the medicine without your doctor's advice. Seizure control is very important during pregnancy and the benefits of preventing seizures may outweigh any risks posed by using phenytoin.

You may have thoughts about suicide while taking this medication. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, or if you feel agitated, hostile, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

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