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Dilantin

An anticonvulsant that is used in a wide variety of seizures. It is also an anti-arrhythmic and a muscle relaxant. The mechanism of therapeutic action is not clear, although several cellular actions have been described including effects on ion channels, active transport, and general membrane stabilization. The mechanism of its muscle relaxant effect appears to involve a reduction in the sensitivity of muscle spindles to stretch. Dilantin has been proposed for several other therapeutic uses, but its use has been limited by its many adverse effects and interactions with other drugs.

Dilantin is an antiepileptic drug which can be useful in the treatment of epilepsy. The primary site of action appears to be the motor cortex where spread of seizure activity is inhibited. Dilantin reduces the maximal activity of brain stem centers responsible for the tonic phase of tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures. Dilantin acts to dampen the unwanted, runaway brain activity seen in seizure by reducing electrical conductance among brain cells. It lacks the sedation effects associated with phenobarbital. There are some indications that dilantin has other effects, including anxiety control and mood stabilization, although it has never been approved for those purposes by the FDA. Dilantin is primarily metabolized by CYP2C9.

Oral, mouse: LD50 = 150 mg/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 1635 mg/kg. Symptoms of overdose include coma, difficulty in pronouncing words correctly, involuntary eye movement, lack of muscle coordination, low blood pressure, nausea, sluggishness, slurred speech, tremors, and vomiting.

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Drug: Dilantin
Strength: 100 Mg
Pill Imprint: PD DILANTIN 100 Mg
Color: Orange & White
Shape: Capsule-shape

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Drug: Dilantin
Strength: 30 Mg
Pill Imprint: PD DILANTIN 30 Mg
Color: Pink & White
Shape: Capsule-shape

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