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Epilepsy — "seizure") is a common chronic (medicine) neurological disorder characterized by seizures. These seizures are transient s...
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Dilantin vs Gabapentin for Epilepsy

Dilantin
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Gabapentin
Other name: Phenytoin (Phenytoin)
Other name: Neurontin (Neurontin)
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Phenytoin sodium is a commonly used antiepileptic. Phenytoin (f& number 339 nit'oin, IPA) acts to suppress the abnormal brain activity seen in seizure by reducing electrical conductance among brain cells by stabilizing the inactive state of voltage-gate...
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Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a gamma-Aminobutyric acid Analogue (chemistry). It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and ...
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Phenytoin sodium is a commonly used antiepileptic. Phenytoin (f& number 339 nit'oin, IPA) acts to suppress the abnormal brain activity seen in seizure by reducing electrical conductance among brain cells by stabilizing the inactive state of voltage-gate...
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Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a gamma-Aminobutyric acid Analogue (chemistry). It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and ...
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put on Dilantin (phenytoin) then switched to phenobarbital....
" When I was 16, I was put on Dilantin (phenytoin) then switched to phenobarbital. ...few times. I take Neurontin (gabapentin) now to... "

Dina, My spouse now in on Gabapentin 400 mg Tid and he is so...
" Dina, My spouse now in on Gabapentin 400 mg Tid and he is so much more aware ...understand why doctors put anyone on Dilantin anymore? It is such an... "

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if anyone has taken gabapentin along with dilantin. I...
" HI, iam curious if anyone has taken gabapentin along with dilantin. I am 60 yrs.old amd my Dr. is now requesting a cjange to my meds. I would appreciate any info, if anyone takes this... "

fore my RF. Also was on Dilantin 200 mg (off of that now to...
" ...before my RF. Also was on Dilantin 200 mg (off of that ...I'm still on 900mg/day of gabapentin. Haven't tried to reduce on ...the second RF. I've been on gabapentin off and on for... "

no pain I just took my last dilantin pill last night and am...
" Its been 12 weeks since surgery no pain I just took my last dilantin pill last night and am weaning off the Gabapentin now I am at 2400mg a day still will soon be cutting down to 1600mg a day.... "

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Dilantin. She's also taking 100 mg Gabapentin 3 x a day...
" My sister was on Seroquel because her language is ...said that wouldn't interfere with Dilantin. She's also taking 100 mg Gabapentin 3 x a day for her pain and other drugs for her dementia... "

I've said, I've been taking dilantin and pheno since I was...
" ...as I've said, I've been taking dilantin and pheno since I was ...53. I don't care about gabapentin, I care if Phizer decided ...years. We know the generic dilantin doesn't work for many, why... "

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as far as meds? I'm on gabapentin and dilantin now, neither...
" ...as far as meds? I'm on gabapentin and dilantin now, neither of... "

drug. He was more awake on the Gabapentin and although he co...
" My husband is in his 12th year of Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease; age 64; he began having seizures about 2 years ago; he was on Dilantin and was so much overdrugged with this ; I suggested using Gab... "

take the third daily gabapentin dose earlier than yo...
" ...but you never know with anti-epileptic drugs... It IS listed as a Gabapentin side effect however. Maybe the Dilantin offset that side effect, and ...to the evening. Or take the third daily gabapentin... "

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