Dilantin vs Neurontin
Did you mean taking both Dilantin and Neurontin?
Dilantin is an epilepsy medication and a cardiovascular medication.
Neurontin is an epilepsy medication.
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Neurontin is prescribed for Nerve Pain, Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, Seizures, Numbness and Tingling and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Depression, RLS, Withdrawal Symptoms, Headaches, Bipolar Disorder and Migraines, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
FDA has not classified the drug.
Before taking Dilantin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Before taking Neurontin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Chronic alcohol ingestion may affect phenytoin levels. It may either decrease it resulting in reduced seizure control or increase it resulting in increased side effects.
There may be a negative interaction between Neurontin and alcohol.
Method of use
Capsule: 30 mg
Solution: 50 mg/mL
Suspension: 100 mg/4 mL
Syringe: 50 mg/mL
Tablet: 50 mg
Capsule: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg
Tablet: 600 mg, 800 mg
Solution: 250 mg/5 mL
Enteral feeds should be stopped 1 to 2 hours before and after dose because NG-tube feeds decrease drug's absorption. , Do not consume alcohol as it can affect the drug's metabolism.
No Food Instructions
Phenytoin Sodium Extended , Phenytoin
Interaction between Dilantin and Neurontin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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