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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
VS.
Gabapentin
Other name: Phenytoin Phenytoin
Other name: Neurontin Neurontin
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Epilepsy
1.3
Concern level
3.3
Helpfulness
for Epilepsy
4.6
Concern level
2.8
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Pain*
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Fibromyalgia
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RLS*
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Chronic Pain
Back Pain
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Bipolar Disorder*
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Hot Flashes*
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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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Weight Loss
7
Bleeding
6
Hair Loss
6
Brain Tumor
5
Diabetes
5
Bone Loss
4
Brain Damage
3
Coma
3
Addiction
2
Paranoia
2
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Arthritis
5
Dry Mouth
3
OA
3
Suicidal
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Blurred Vision
2
Psychotic
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Suicide
1
Nightmares
1
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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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agree with Barbara. Dilantin made me feel drunk and Keppra...
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" I agree with Barbara. Dilantin made me feel drunk and ...The one I tolerated was Gabapentin. I'm happy to... "

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right now he is on 2 Gabapentin and Dilantin. Has been...
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" ...drugs right now he is on 2 Gabapentin and Dilantin. Has been on up two... "

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seizures I was put on gabapentin and depression occurred. I...
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" ...have temporal lob seizures I was put on gabapentin and depression occurred. I am looking for something that would control the seizures without depression.... "

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in a constant fog. I am on Dilantin and gabapentin. I am so...
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" ...want to do this. My brain is in a constant fog. I am on Dilantin and gabapentin. I am so sick of being on... "

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put on Dilantin (phenytoin) then switched to phenobarbital....
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" When I was 16, I was put on Dilantin (phenytoin) then switched to phenobarbital. ...few times. I take Neurontin (gabapentin) now to... "

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Dina, My spouse now in on Gabapentin 400 mg Tid and he is so...
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" 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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this. I take 200mg daily of dilantin plus 1,500mg daily...
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" I have had three blackouts, about four seconds each (without warning) in the ...an episode like this.  I take 200mg daily of dilantin plus 1,500mg daily of gabapentin.  What might be the cause of... "

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if anyone has taken gabapentin along with dilantin. I...
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" 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... "

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fore my RF. Also was on Dilantin 200 mg (off of that now to...
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" ...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... "

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no pain I just took my last dilantin pill last night and am...
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" 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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