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Brand name: Dilantin TM
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Active ingredients: phenytoin
What it is used for
DILANTIN is indicated for the control of grand mal and psychomotor seizures. DILANTIN will prevent or effectively decrease the incidence and severity of convulsive seizures in a high percentage of cases, with patients exhibiting little tendency to become resistant to its action. Besides its effectiveness in controlling seizures, DILANTIN frequently improves the mental condition and outlook of epileptic patients and there is also increasing evidence that DILANTIN is valuable in the prevention of seizures occurring during or after neurosurgery. Phenytoin serum level determinations may be necessary for optimal dosage adjustments (see Dosage and Administration).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Keep Container Tightly Closed/Airtight
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on March 1, 2023. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient phenytoin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
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